Granlund scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 3. Granlund had registered only three assists in his previous 14 games before finally breaking the goal drought. He's struggled to adjust to life with the Predators, making it hard to recommend the Finnish forward for fantasy purposes.
Granlund assisted on both Predators goals in a 3-2 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday. The goals came 58 seconds apart late in the third period, and both were scored by Filip Forsberg in an attempt at a comeback. Granlund is beginning to gel with his new teammates, with four points in five games as a Predator. He's up to 53 points in 68 games as a whole, with 20 of those coming with a man advantage.
Granlund potted a goal in a 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. Granlund has two points in four games since being traded to Nashville on Feb. 25, as well as nine hits in that span. He only had 28 hits across 63 games with the Wild, so it's unlikely the skilled forward will keep up the physical pace. Granlund has 51 points (16 goals, 35 assists) in 67 appearances this year, and he filled in for Filip Forsberg (upper body) on the top line in this contest.
Granlund notched an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Jets on Friday. The versatile forward welcomed a child at the start of the week and ended the week with 50 points in 64 games between the Wild and Predators this season. He may need some time to adjust to his new environment, but Granlund remains a valuable fantasy play and should help Nashville's 18th-ranked offense of 2.94 goals per game.
Granlund will make his debut for the Predators in Friday's clash with Winnipeg. Between traveling from Minnesota and the birth of his child, Granlund has been unable to suit up for the team since being acquired at the trade deadline. The center figures to slot into a top-six role and should also be a factor on the power play.
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