Granlund scored a power-play goal on three shots, served four PIM and went minus-3 in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.
Granlund tied the game at 1-1 with his first-period tally. The Finn has gotten on the scoresheet in consecutive games, but he had gone five outings without a point before that. The 28-year-old is up to four goals, nine points, 33 shots on net and six PIM through 16 appearances.
Granlund posted a power-play assist in Tuesday's 2-0 win over the Red Wings.
Granlund earned the secondary helper on Filip Forsberg's third-period tally. The 28-year-old Granlund hasn't stood out on the scoresheet much -- he has eight points, 30 shots on goal and a minus-3 rating in 15 contests. His assist Tuesday was just his second power-play point of the year.
Granlund fired five shots on goal and saw 18:31 of ice time in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets, but failed to crack the scoresheet for the fifth straight game.
Granlund has just seven points in 14 games this season, centering the Preds' top line between Filip Forsberg and Viktor Arvidsson. Overall, Granlund has been a huge disappointment for Preds fans and fantasy owners alike since coming over from Minnesota at the trade deadline two seasons ago. Clearly, the team needs more from their top center if they are going to compete with the top teams in the NHL's Central Division this season.
Granlund scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay. He also provided a pair of hits.
Granlund jammed home a loose puck in front of the net to pull Nashville to within 4-2 at 5:41 of the third period. The 28-year-old was held without a point in the season opener, but has since hit the scoresheet in four of the last five games (three goals, two assists).
Granlund scored a goal and added an assist with five shots in Tuesday's 3-2 overtime win over Chicago.
Granlund sent the game into overtime when his howitzer of a one-timer from the left circle tied the game just over 11 minutes into the third period. Granlund later set up Roman Josi's goal in the extra session, giving him three points (two goals, one assist) in the last two games. The 28-year-old is finding his game quickly -- his five shots were a season high -- after missing the first three contests of the year.
Granlund had four shots on goal and two blocked shots in 17:51 during Friday's 7-0 loss to the Stars.
Granlund saw plenty of ice time in his season debut, but neither he nor his Predators teammates were able to solve Stars goalie Anton Khudobin in the lopsided loss. The 28-year-old Granlund should continue to see top-six minutes going forward. He had 30 points in 63 games for the Predators last year, his lowest output since he had eight points in 27 outings as a rookie in 2012-13.
Granlund (undisclosed) will make his season debut Friday against the Stars, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Granlund missed the entirety of training camp and the Predators' first three games of the campaign due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, but he was able to get a full practice in Thursday, so he should be close to 100 percent Friday. The 28-year-old Finn will skate on Nashville's second line and second power-play unit against Dallas.
Granlund was removed from the league's COVID-19 protocol Thursday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Granlund missed the team's entire training camp and first three games due to the league's protocols, but he could return as early as Friday's game against Dallas. The 28-year-old will still need to be added to the roster from the non-roster injured reserve, but once he's officially back with the team, he's expected to handle a middle-six role. Granlund's status for Friday's game should become clear before puck drop.
Granlund (COVID-19 protocols) returned to practice Thursday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Granlund missed the entirety of training camp and Nashville's first three games of the season due to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, so he'll need at least a few practices to get up to speed, but the 28-year-old Finn should make his season debut sooner rather than later. Granlund will likely slot into a middle-six role whenever the Predators feel he's ready to rock.
According to general manager David Poile, Granlund is close to completing the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, and he could return to practice with the main group this weekend, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes has been postponed "out of an abuncance of caution" related to the NHL's COVID-19 protocols, and Granlund isn't expected to be available for Friday's matchup with Dallas, but if he's able to get a full practice in Saturday, he could make his season debut Sunday against the Stars. The 28-year-old Finn picked up 17 goals and 30 points in 63 games with Nashville last campaign.
Granlund (COVID-19) has arrived in Nashville and has begun his mandatory seven-day quarantine, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Granlund won't be able to begin practicing with the Predators until next Saturday, so it's safe to assume he'll miss Nashville's next five games at a minimum. Once he's given the green light, the 28-year-old Finn should jump into a top-six role.
Granlund is unavailable due to the league's COVID-19 protocols.
Coach John Hynes said Sunday that Granlund was expected to miss the beginning of the season due to quarantine, so this news isn't quite surprising. The Finn was listed as a non-roster player for Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, so this news clarified his absence. Expect Granlund to return to his usual top-six role once he's officially cleared.
Granlund (not injury related) has been designated as a non-roster player, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Granlund missed the entirety of training camp due to an immigration issue he's still sorting out, so at this point there's no telling when he might be given the green light to make his season debut. Once he's ready to rock, the 28-year-old Finn will likely jump into a top-six role for the Predators.
Coach John Hynes said Sunday that Granlund is expected to miss time because of his quarantine, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports.
Granlund is sorting out an immigration issue, and it sounds like he just started his seven-day quarantine Sunday. There's still no clear timeline for his return, and he's not expected to play in Thursday's season-opener against the Blue Jackets. That should open a spot on the power play, where Granlund posted six of his 30 points with the Predators last year.
Granlund won't be available for the start of Nashville's training camp due to an immigration issue, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Granlund will have to quarantine for seven days after arriving in Nashville, so he'll have to miss, at a minimum, a large chunk of training camp. The 28-year-old forward, who picked up 17 goals and 30 points in 63 games last campaign, is expected to skate on the Predators' third line this season.
Granlund signed a one-year deal with the Predators on Tuesday worth $3.75 million, TSN reports.
Back in late September, Predators GM David Poile said that Granlund wouldn't be returning to the Music City, so it appears at least one of the two sides changed its tune. The 28-year-old Finn is coming off arguably his worst season since becoming a full-time NHLer, dropping to 30 points in 63 games from 54, 67 and 69 points, respectively, over the prior three campaigns. Nonetheless, Granlund should slot in as the Predators' third-line center behind top-six mainstays Ryan Johansen and Matt Duchene.
Granlund will be allowed to hit free agency and won't return to Nashville, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.
Granlund ended the season bogged down in a 10-game goalless streak, during which he registered two helpers and 17 shots. With the 28-year-old center gone, the Preds will have an extra $5.75 million available to spend in free agency. In the right situation, Granlund could get back to being a 20-goal producer for the first time since 2017-18.
Granlund posted an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 8-3 loss to the Oilers.
The helper got Granlund to the 30-point mark for the seventh consecutive year, although he's still on pace for a career-worst output. The Finnish forward has added 126 shots and 24 PIM in 59 contests.
Granlund scored twice on four shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Granlund waited until the literal last second of regulation to tie the game at three, forcing overtime. The Finn then struck 1:20 in the extra period to seal the comeback. He's racked up five goals and three helpers in his last nine outings. The 28-year-old is up to 29 points, 120 shots and a plus-2 rating through 57 contests this season, but he's seemed more comfortable under head coach John Hynes.
Granlund scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Blues.
Granlund was very quiet over the first three months of the season with just 14 points in his first 35 games, but he's really come alive over the last few weeks with seven goals and two helpers in his last 12 contests. He's also been seeing an impressive amount of ice time, averaging 19:36 over that stretch, playing on the first line with Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson. Granlund makes for a great fantasy play in all formats right now.
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