|February 17, 2015: Preds' Volchenkov Placed On IR|
Although Volchenkov (lower body) was expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, he ended up being placed on injured reserve.The Predators recalled Anthony Bitetto from AHL Milwaukee, and he'll presumably claim a spot in Tuesday's lineup in Volchenkov's stead. Evidently, Volchenkov hasn't progressed as fast as the team had hoped, and won't be eligible to play until Saturday's game against the Flyers.
|February 17, 2015: Preds' Volchenkov Back In Tuesday|
Volchenkov (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.Volchenkov missed Saturday's game against the Devils with the injury. There's a chance Volchenkov could be bumped from the lineup once Cody Franson's immigration situation is settled, but he'll try to stake his claim to a regular third-pairing role Tuesday.
|February 14, 2015: Preds' Volchenkov Out Saturday|
Volchenkov (lower body) won't play against the Devils on Saturday, Devils' radio play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin reports.The severity of Volchenkov's injury is unclear at this point in time. However, the injury is apparently serious enough to keep him out of Saturday's match up with the Devils. The team should update Volchenkov's status in the coming days.
|February 11, 2015: Preds' Volchenkov Contributes Rare Point|
Volchenkov recorded a rare point in Tuesday's win over the Lightning, taking credit on a secondary assist in Seth Jones' second-period marker.Volchenkov has only five points on the season, all of which have been assists. In fact, he hasn't scored a goal since Mar. 19, 2013, amounting to an 108-game drought. Volchenkov does a decent enough job of piling up hits, but that's usually a category that can be easily addressed by a player on the wavier wire that offers more offensive upside to boot.