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.
Granlund scored a goal on two shots and blocked a pair of shots in Monday's 6-2 loss to the Canucks.
The Finn now has four points in his last four games. For the year, Granlund is at 13 goals, 22 points and 101 shots through 49 contests. He's been better of late with six tallies in his last 10 outings -- he's worth a look while he's running hot.
Granlund scored a power-play goal and dished an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Flames.
Granlund had the secondary helper on Dante Fabbro's first-period tally before scoring one himself midway through the second. The 27-year-old forward also picked up his second game-winning tally in as many games. Granlund has 12 goals, nine assists, 96 shots and an even plus-minus rating in 47 contests this season.
Granlund potted the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Jets.
The 27-year-old has posted a goal in four of the last seven games. Granlund has just 19 points, 94 shots and a minus-1 rating through 46 contests, but the recent results show that the Finn is capable of better production. However, he'll be hard-pressed to reach 40 points this year, which would put him in line for a career-worst effort in a full campaign.
Granlund scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to Toronto.
Granlund scored five minutes into the opening period to draw Nashville even at 1-1. It was his second goal in this last three games, a positive sign for a player who has been unable to find any consistency with the Predators since being acquired from Minnesota at last year's trade deadline. Granlund sits at nine goals and 17 points in 42 games this season.
Granlund scored a short-handed goal on his only shot of the night in a 4-2 loss to Anaheim on Thursday.
Granlund's goal had little impact on the game -- it merely rounded out the scoring with just over four minutes left -- but it was his first shorty of the year. The 27-year-old has just two goals in eight January games and has endured multiple lengthy goal droughts in 2019-20. Granlund has just nine goals and 21 points in 56 games since being acquired from Minnesota at last year's trade deadline.
Granlund collected a power-play goal and had three shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins.
Granlund deposited his seventh goal of the season with just under two minutes left in the third period to draw the Predators to within 4-2. The 27-year-old had developed into a 20-goal scorer in Minnesota, but has just eight goals in 52 games since being acquired by Nashville.
Granlund (lower body) is in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the Bruins, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Granlund will skate on Nashville's second line and also figures to see time on the power play. The top-six winger missed four games with a lower-body injury. In 28 games this season, the 27-year-old has four goals and eight assists.
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