Colin Wilson C NAS 10 Months

Colin Wilson registered two goals and an assist for Nashville in Monday's 6-4 win over the Red Wings.

A recent scratching of Wilson from the Preds lineup seems to have lit a fire under the young forward, as he has now picked up five points during an active three-game point streak. Mike Fisher also experienced a big night, racking up one goal and two helpers while Craig Smith, Nick Spaling and Roman Josi all found the back of the net in the win.

Colin Wilson C NAS 10 Months

Center Colin Wilson will be back in the Nashville lineup when the Predators entertain the Montreal Canadiens tonight.

But make no mistake about Wilson's status. He needs to show considerable progress. He was a healthy scratch for the Preds' last game on Thursday. Wilson was supposed to be one of Nashville's top offensive options and a leader. Instead, he has just 15 points in 34 games, and one point in his last six. Of the healthy scratch, Wilson said: "I think it's them telling me that I need to do better." Coach Barry Trotz says Wilson must play better to remain in the lineup. "Our job as coaches is to try to get him to the next level," Trotz said. "As a coach you try everything from a subtle approach, to a teaching approach, to an in your face approach, to all those things," Trotz said. "Colin has been in the league five years now. He has to figure it out too. There's a responsibility on the player as there is on the coaches."

Colin Wilson C NAS 10 Months

Colin Wilson has earned one assist over his last six games.

He also has been credited with just two shots in his past four matches. Wilson has five goals and 15 points in 34 games this season, which puts him on pace for 36 points. That would be a new career high for the 24-year-old forward, but it wouldn't meet the expectations that the team had for him.

Colin Wilson C NAS 11 Months

Nashville Predators forward Colin Wilson scored his team's lone goal on Tuesday in a 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

He now has two tallies in the last two games, hammering 9 SOG in that time. He still only has 14 points in 28 contests, however, so he's not exactly a must-add. It's possible that he can develop into one, though.

Colin Wilson C NAS 11 Months

Colin Wilson scored for the Predators as they fell 3-2 in a shootout against the Flyers on Saturday night.

The goal is Wilson's first since Nov. 6, a span of 12 games. Wilson only has four goals and nine assists on the season and has disappointed in his young career when you consider he was the seventh pick in the 2008 draft. Mike Fisher netted the other goal for Nashville. Ryan Ellis, Patric Hornqvist and Gabriel Bourque recorded the assists.

Colin Wilson C NAS 12 Months

Colin Wilson scored two goals and registered two assists to lead the Predators to a 6-4 victory over the Avalanche.

Wilson, who began the night with five points (one goal, four assists) in 14 games, nearly matched that total against the Avalanche. Viktor Stalberg also had a strong game with a goal and an assist, while Ryan Ellis and David Legwand both added two helpers in the victory. Craig Smith, Paul Gaustad and Gabriel Bourque also scored for the Predators.

Colin Wilson C NAS Oct 21 '13

Colin Wilson picked up an assist Sunday night in a 3-1 win over Winnipeg, while celebrating his 24th birthday.

He has four helpers in his last five games, but he's scored just one goal in nine matches this campaign.

Colin Wilson C NAS Oct 09 '13

Colin Wilson scored his first goal of the season Tuesday night.

He scored one of Nashville's two power-play markers in the game. The Predators didn't have a goal with the man advantage entering Tuesday's contest.

Colin Wilson C NAS Oct 07 '13

Colin Wilson has no points and just three shots on goal in his first two games of the season.

He was pegged as player who could help lead the Predators offensively this year, but he's averaged only 12:43 of ice time so far. Wilson had surgery on both his shoulders in the off-season, but it's unclear if that's the problem or if it's something else. Nashville is also looking for goals from Gabriel Bourque, Patric Hornqvist, Craig Smith and Matt Cullen.

Colin Wilson C NAS Sep 14 '13

Colin Wilson opened training camp playing on a line with newcomers Viktor Stalberg and Matt Cullen.

Wilson had a tough season in 2013 as he needed shoulder stabilization surgery on both during the off-season. He had seven goals and 19 points in 25 games last season. Wilson should approach the 20 goal, 50 point mark if he remains healthy this season.