Matt Cullen C NAS 21 Days

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 21 Days

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 28 Days

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 1 Month

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 2 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.

Matt Cullen C NAS 2 Months

Cullen was held out of Thursday's 1-0 win over the Oilers due to an upper-body injury, the Associated Press reports.

It appeared Cullen was headed for the press box after he failed to take part in the team's morning skate, but the assumption was that he was healthy. Instead, it sounds like he may have suffered the injury in Tuesday's game against the Kings, and he's now considered day-to-day as a result.

Matt Cullen C NAS 2 Months

Cullen is expected to serve as a healthy scratch Thursday against the Oilers, Eric Stromgren of The Tennessean reports.

The Preds will welcome back Mike Fisher (Achilles) into their lineup Thursday for the first time this season, and it looks like Cullen will be forced to head to the press box as a result. Cullen missed the team's morning skate while all of his other mates were present, a sign that he'll be given the night off.

Matt Cullen C NAS 3 Months

Cullen finally scored his first goal of the season Thursday, the game-winning tally in the third period of a 3-2 win over the Stars.

Cullen's been surprisingly productive since returning from the lower-body injury that held him out for the start of the year, providing Thursday's goal and three assists in his first five games. Cullen's not going to maintain 0.8 points per game, but if he keeps seeing power-play time, he could get back to the 40-point mark for the first time since 2009-10.