Matt Cullen C NAS 16 Hrs

Cullen assisted on both Nashville goals and went plus-2 with two penalty minutes Thursday against the Wild.

Can't blame the 4-2 loss on Cullen, that's for sure. The veteran's been surprisingly productive of late, with six points in his last seven games, but his fantasy value is largely restricted to very deep formats.

Matt Cullen C NAS 13 Days

Cullen scored his first goal since Dec. 20 when he tallied a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over the Devils. He has four points (one goal, three assists) in his last five games.He's also put up a plus-four rating and has four PIM in that span, too. His season had been a disappointment until now, but this little burst could give you some depth production if you can shuffle the deck.

Matt Cullen C NAS 22 Days

Cullen has zero points in 10 games since returning from an upper-body injury in early January.

Cullen now has just nine points in 35 games so far this season, a far cry from the 39 points in 77 contests he posted last year. Part of the problem is, the Preds went out and bolstered their offense in the offseason, which effectively pushed Cullen down to a third-line role where the opportunities to contribute offensively are harder to come by. As a result, he merits attention in the deepest of fantasy formats only.

Matt Cullen C NAS 2 Months

Cullen (upper body), who returned to practice Friday, has been activated from injured reserve, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

Taylor Beck (illness) was also activated, and it seems both forwards will be ready for Saturday's game against the Wild. Meanwhile, James Neal (lower body) remains on injured reserve, but he has not officially been ruled out.

Matt Cullen C NAS 2 Months

Cullen (upper body) returned to practice Friday, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

The 38-year-old has been out for nearly two weeks with the injury, but the return to practice suggests he might be nearing an activation. With the Predators returning Miikka Salomaki to the AHL on Friday, it would seem that one of three injured forwards -- Cullen, James Neal (lower body), or Taylor Beck (concussion) -- is primed to return for Saturday's game against the Wild.

Matt Cullen C NAS 2 Months

Cullen (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, the Tennessean reports.

Cullen has just nine points in 25 games so far this season, so he hasn't made much of a fantasy impact. Feel free to put him on your bench until he gets the green light to return.

Matt Cullen C NAS 2 Months

Cullen (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Blues, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

Cullen will miss his second straight game due to the injury, while Gabriel Bourque fills in for him in the Preds' bottom six. The forward is considered day-to-day for the time being.

Matt Cullen C NAS 2 Months

Cullen will miss Monday's game against the Blackhawks with an undisclosed injury, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

Cullen wasn't present for the Predators' morning skate and will thus be forced to sit out the matchup with the divisional rival. Gabriel Bourque is set to assume Cullen's spot in the lineup while he remains day-to-day.

Matt Cullen C NAS 2 Months

Cullen registered his fourth goal of the season and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Wild.

Cullen is now up to four goals and nine points in 22 games, to go with a minus-1 rating. The second-liner is a decent secondary scorer who can contribute 10-15 goals, making him valuable in some very deep leagues.

Matt Cullen C NAS 3 Months

Cullen returned from an upper-body injury over the weekend. He skated 11:57 in Saturday's win over the Blue Jackets.

Cullen missed just one contest due to the injury, but his role with the Predators appears to be on the decline nonetheless. The team welcomed back Mike Fisher (Achilles) to the lineup on Thanksgiving, and his presence may force Cullen to settle for fourth-line duties.