Anton Volchenkov D NAS 4 Days

Volchenkov (lower body) joined the team for Wednesday's practice, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

He skated as part of the fourth defensive pairing with Victor Bartley during the session. It seems unlikely that he'll be healthy enough to play Thursday against the Wild, but a return within the next week may be realistic for the blueliner.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 10 Days

Volchenkov (lower body) skated by himself Thursday morning.Though Volchenkov's ailment doesn't seem to be too severe, his placement on injured reserve will prevent him from playing in Thursday's game against the Islanders. He's likely still a few days away from being fully healthy in any case, so the Predators will give him a few more days off to recover. Once he's activated from IR, Volchenkov could have difficulty finding a regular spot in the lineup, as the impending arrival of new acquisition Cody Franson will force one of the Preds' current third-pairing players to the press box on any given night.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 12 Days

Although Volchenkov (lower body) was expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, he ended up being placed on injured reserve.The Predators recalled Anthony Bitetto from AHL Milwaukee, and he'll presumably claim a spot in Tuesday's lineup in Volchenkov's stead. Evidently, Volchenkov hasn't progressed as fast as the team had hoped, and won't be eligible to play until Saturday's game against the Flyers.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 12 Days

Volchenkov (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.Volchenkov missed Saturday's game against the Devils with the injury. There's a chance Volchenkov could be bumped from the lineup once Cody Franson's immigration situation is settled, but he'll try to stake his claim to a regular third-pairing role Tuesday.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 15 Days

Volchenkov (lower body) won't play against the Devils on Saturday, Devils' radio play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin reports.The severity of Volchenkov's injury is unclear at this point in time. However, the injury is apparently serious enough to keep him out of Saturday's match up with the Devils. The team should update Volchenkov's status in the coming days.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 17 Days

Volchenkov recorded a rare point in Tuesday's win over the Lightning, taking credit on a secondary assist in Seth Jones' second-period marker.Volchenkov has only five points on the season, all of which have been assists. In fact, he hasn't scored a goal since Mar. 19, 2013, amounting to an 108-game drought. Volchenkov does a decent enough job of piling up hits, but that's usually a category that can be easily addressed by a player on the wavier wire that offers more offensive upside to boot.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 2 Months

Volchenkov (lower body) will return to the lineup Tuesday versus the Blues,'s Robby Stanley reports.

Volchenkov missed five consecutive contests with the injury, but was probably missed by few fantasy players, as he only has three points on 25 games this season. He'll replace Victor Bartley on the Preds' third defensive pairing.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 2 Months

Volchenkov (lower body) will not be available for Tuesday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

The Predators will give Volchenkov until after the Christmas holiday to heal up from the injury, as he'll sit for the third straight contest Tuesday. There hasn't much word regarding his progress from the injury he sustained last Tuesday, making an exact return date difficult to pinpoint at this time.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 2 Months

Volchenkov (lower body) will not play against the Blue Jackets on Monday, Eric Stromgren of the Tennessean reports.

Volchenkov is in line to miss his second-straight skate with a lingering lower-body injury. He should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Bruins.

Anton Volchenkov D NAS 2 Months

Volchenkov left Tuesday's game against the Bruins with a lower-body injury and will not return, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

Volchenkov had dealt with what was classified as a leg injury as recently as last week, so it wouldn't be especially surprising if what was revealed that he suffered some sort of aggravation. The blueliner accrued no meaningful statistics in his 2:56 of ice time before leaving.