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Cullen (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday against the Stars, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.

The Predators are gradually beginning to get healthy again, as all of Cullen, Shea Weber, and James Neal will return to the lineup Saturday following multi-game absences. Cullen's return is the least significant of the trio for fantasy purposes, as he's only produced seven goals and 24 points across 58 games for the Predators. Nonetheless, he's a valuable depth forward for the squad, and will be tasked with centering the third line during Saturday's game.

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Cullen (lower body) practiced with the team Thursday.

Cullen centered the Preds' third line during the session, with coach Peter Laviolette indicating afterward that he was pleased with how the forward looked during the session. While Cullen could be on track to play Saturday against the Stars, the team probably won't know for certain if that will be the case until after Friday's practice.

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Cullen (lower body) skated with the team Tuesday morning, but will not play later in the evening against the Canucks, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

Cullen will sit for a fifth straight game while he tends to the injury. His return to the ice in some capacity suggests he could soon reenter the lineup, but he won't get his next chance to do so until Saturday's home date with the Stars.

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Cullen (lower body) will not play Sunday against the Flames.

We'll revisit the playing status of Cullen as Tuesday's game against the Canucks approaches.

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Cullen (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Capitals.

The forward will sit out a third straight game with the injury, allowing recent AHL call-up Viktor Arvidsson to earn another turn in the Nashville lineup.

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Cullen (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Lightning, Adam Vingan of the Washington Post reports.

Cullen is traveling with the Predators on their two-game road trip, but with lower-body ailment evidently still dogging him, he'll be forced out of a second straight contest.

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Cullen (lower body) will travel with the Predators on their two-game road trip beginning Thursday in Tampa Bay.

After being ruled out of Tuesday's win over the Canadiens due to the injury, Cullen was on the ice for Wednesday's practice. While his participation in drills would seem to suggest his injury isn't too severe, the Predators are still keeping around emergency call-up Kevin Fiala in the event Cullen isn't ready to play by Thursday.

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Cullen is missing Tuesday's game against the Canadiens due to a lower-body injury, Adam Vignan of The Tennessean reports.

The Predators are listing him as day-to-day, with his next crack at playing set to arrive Thursday in Tampa Bay. Cullen, who will sit out his 16th game of the season Tuesday, has produced seven goals and 17 assists over 58 contests.

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Cullen (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for pregame warmups and appears in line to miss Tuesday's tilt with the Canadiens.

With both Cullen and Viktor Stalberg not skating due to undisclosed injuries, emergency call-up Kevin Fiala will join the lineup to fill out the Preds' forward ranks. Cullen was able to skate Tuesday morning before being ruled out, so there's still a chance he could be ready to go for Thursday's tilt with the Lightning.

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Cullen is nursing an undisclosed injury and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, Adam Vignan of The Tennessean reports.

Cullen was present for Tuesday's morning skate, but he missed Monday's practice for what was deemed to be maintenance purposes. Though Cullen didn't take part in line rushes at the morning skate, he was generally expected to fill in for Viktor Stalberg, who left the session with the injury. However, the Predators' emergency recall of Kevin Fiala suggests both Cullen and Stalberg are now both at risk of sitting out Tuesday's tilt with injuries. Cullen's status likely won't be made clear until the Predators conduct pregame warmups a half hour before the 8:00 ET puck drop.