Subban contributed a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Penguins.
It was the first multi-point effort of the season for Subban, who now has five points in his first five games with his new team. The 27-year-old has only been held off the scoresheet on one occasion and is logging heavy minutes. Subban put up 45 points in his final year with Montreal and appears destined for a successful first year in Nashville.
Subban also registered four shots on net with four penalty minutes and three blocked shots over his 23:04 of ice time. However, he only received 1:56 of power-play time, as Nashville frequently utilized four forwards on the top PP unit. Additionally, one of Subban's penalties was an ill-advised interference infraction with less than two minutes remaining in the one-goal game. Still, he's a top-tier defenseman in all fantasy setups
Subban (neck) made an impact in Saturday night's preseason win over the Lightning. He logged a pair of power-play points (one goal, one assist) with four PIM in 22:18 of ice time.
Subban was all over the place in his preseason debut with the Predators. Fortunately, he did not look bothered by the neck injury that prematurely ended his 2015-16 campaign with the Habs last March. The Montreal native is an excellent skater and well-versed at quarterbacking a power play. Expect a quick adjustment for Subban in Nashville, as he's a natural talent joined by all-around defender Roman Josi on the top pair.
Subban's neck injury dates back to last April, when he was a member of the Canadiens and collided with Alexei Emelin. It will be interesting to see how much ice time the star defenseman picks up in his first taste of game action since that freak injury. Barring a setback, it appears that the 27-year-old will be healthy for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. Having recorded at least 50 points in each of the past three seasons, Subban's among the most valuable blueliners in fantasy.
Fans and fantasy owners alike will want to see Subban back on the ice as soon as possible, but indications are that he will be ready to go for the start of the season. Having come over from Montreal via trade during the summer, the defenseman will slot into the top defensive pairing alongside Roman Josi. Assuming the two can gel quickly, owners can likely expect production out of Subban similar to the 60-point tally he put up during the 2015-16 campaign.