Sissons scored a goal on two shots and was plus-2 in Saturday's 5-2 win over Columbus. He also won six of 10 faceoffs.
Sissons broke in alone and beat Columbus goalie Elvis Merzlikins with a nifty backhand-to-forehand move, closing out the scoring with less than five minutes remaining. The 27-year-old ended the 2019-20 regular season with a 10-game goal drought, so it's encouraging to see him finding the net early in the year. Sissons scored between eight and 15 goals in each of the last four seasons, and he should push for double digits again, even with the abbreviated 2021 schedule.
Sissons scored a goal on two shots in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over the Flames.
Sissons put the Predators ahead 1-0 at 19:28 of the first period. He's posted two goals in the last three contests after a recent 11-game point drought that followed his return from a lower-body injury. The 26-year-old has 15 points, 51 shots, 76 hits and 20 PIM through 51 appearances, mostly in a bottom-six role.
Sissons failed to crack the scoresheet for the ninth straight game Sunday against the Blues.
Coming off a career-high 30-point season last year, Sissons got off to a terrific start this season with 10 points in his first 13 games. However, with just three points in his last 33 contests, it's been all downhill since then. To top it all off, Sissons' 12-game absence in January due to a lower-body injury has truly made this season one to forget. He's currently centering the Preds' fourth line between Austin Watson and Calle Jarnkrok, an assignment that provides very few opportunities to contribute offensively.
Sissons (lower body) will rejoin the lineup for Thursday's game against the Devils, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Sissons has been sidelined for over a month with a lower-body injury, so he'll definitely have some rust to shake off against New Jersey. The 26-year-old, who's notched 13 points in 37 games this campaign, is expected to center Nashville's fourth line Thursday.
Sissons (lower body) won't play Wednesday but could rejoin the lineup either Thursday versus the Devils or Saturday against the Golden Knights, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Sissons has been sidelined for more than a month because of his lower-body issue. His recent trek to Milwaukee during the All-Star break on a conditioning assignment and subsequent return were clues that Sissons was nearing a return. The winger's activation from injured reserve should mark his first game back in action.
The Predators recalled Sissons from AHL Milwaukee on Sunday.
Sissons spent the recent All-Star break on a conditioning assignment recovering from the lower-body issue that has forced him to miss the past 10 games. The 26-year-old will be a nice depth addition for the Predators, as he's supplied 13 points through 37 games this campaign. This news is certainly a positive step in his return to the lineup; however, it's still unclear when he'll officially be ready to play.
Sissons (lower body) was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on a conditioning assignment Tuesday.
The Admirals are in action three times before Nashville's next matchup with Toronto on Jan. 27, so it's a perfect situation to get Sissons some game minutes without missing any NHL contests. Barring a setback, the winger could be back in the mix following the All-Star break, though he will need to be activated off injured reserve.
Sissons has been skating alone as he rehabs his lower-body injury, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.
Head coach John Hynes also mentioned that he should be ready to practice shortly after the All-Star break. Sissons will not play in Saturday's game against Buffalo, marking the 10th game he's missed since being placed on injured reserve.
According to Adam Vingan of The Athletic, the Predators have recalled Yakov Trenin from the AHL, a move that indicates Sissons (lower body) won't be available for Saturday's matchup with Pittsburgh.
Sissons was seen wearing a walking boot on his right leg after leaving Friday's clash with the Penguins with a lower-body injury, so this news doesn't come as a surprise. A more definite timetable for his recovery should be established in the coming days.
Sissons suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of Friday's game against the Penguins and will not return.
Sissons and Dan Hamhuis (upper body) both were forced to leave Friday's game. Expect an update on Sissons' condition prior to Saturday's rematch between these teams in Pittsburgh. After the game, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reported seeing Sissons with a walking boot on his right leg.
Sissons extended his current pointless streak to six games Saturday against the Devils.
Sissons started his season respectably enough with 11 points in his first 15 games, but he's been stone cold since then, with just a single goal in his last 13 contests. The 25-year-old winger scored a career-best 15 goals and 30 points last season, however he's currently centering the Preds' fourth line which will limit his chances to contribute offensively. Don't expect a repeat of last year's numbers given his current role.
Sissons posted a goal on three shots and dished four hits in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Blues.
Sissons cleaned up a loose puck from Mathieu Olivier's shot late in the first period. The tally snapped a six-game point drought for Sissons, who now has 12 points and 34 hits through 22 appearances. Despite the recent struggles, the 26-year-old is on pace to top his career high of 30 points from last year.
Sissons skated a season-low 11:08 in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Blackhawks, recording zero points and a minus-two rating.
Now with just 11 points in 19 games, Sissons still has a shot at a career-high 40-point season, but not if his ice time stays where it is. He continues to skate primarily on the Preds' fourth line with Kyle Turris and Austin Watson where the opportunities to contribute offensively are minimal.
Sissons had two assists and three shots while going 9-for-12 on faceoffs in a 6-5 overtime loss to Calgary on Thursday.
Sissons has now reached the scoresheet in four of his last five games, picking up two goals and six assists in that stretch. But he also has just 10 shots on goal in that time, so he's not likely to produce a lot of goals going forward. He did score a career-high 15 in 75 games last season, but that was his first year reaching double digits. Watson's on a nice little run right now but can stay on your waiver wire.
Sissons scored shorthanded and also tallied an even-strength assist in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Wild.
Sissons picked up the primary helper on Miikka Salomaki's second-period snipe that opened the scoring. Then, at the 16:53 mark of the third period, Sissons scored with his team down a man to make it 4-0. The 25-year-old has four goals and three assists in 10 games this season.
Sissons potted a goal and added two blocked shots and two PIM in Tuesday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.
Sissons took a minor for slashing in the first period, but an errant back-pass by the Ducks at the end of his penalty enabled the 25-year-old to score on a breakaway. Sissons has notched five points and 14 hits in nine games this season.
Sissons scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Sissons needed just 44 seconds in the second period to even the score, sparking a run of four unanswered goals for the Predators over the final 40 minutes. The 25-year-old has two goals and two assists over a four-game point streak, which accounts for all his offense this year. Sissons has added 12 hits and a plus-3 rating.
Sissons recorded his first point of the season with an assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Sissons reached the 30-point plateau last season for the first time in his career, and could surpass that mark this year if things go well. He continues to be one of the Preds' more versatile, all-purpose forwards -- a guy who can play a shutdown role and kill penalties but also jump onto a scoring line and help out on the power play when needed. For the time being, he is skating primarily on the third line with Nick Bonino and Auston Watson, but keep an eye on his line assignments just in case he gets moved up.
Sissons secured a seven-year, $20 million contract with Nashville on Tuesday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Sissons hit the 30-point mark for the first time last season, on his way to a career-high 15 goals. The winger won't be leaving the Music City any time soon with his lengthy deal, though it's hard to blame general manage David Poile for locking him in at a reasonable $2.85 million AAV. The British Columbia native figures to start the year in a bottom-six spot, but could earn a bigger role during training camp or due to injury during the season.
Sissons filed for arbitration Friday.
After collecting 30 points in 2018-19, Sissons is due for a raise on his $650,000 salary from a year ago. Expect him and the Predators to iron out a deal before the arbitration hearing.
|Last 7 Games|
|01/18||vs CAR||L 2-4||0||0||0||0||15:24|
|01/16||vs CLB||W 5-2||1||0||1||+2||14:16|
|01/14||vs CLB||W 3-1||0||0||0||-1||18:53|
|Complete Game Log|
|More Career Stats|