Eric Nystrom LW NAS 6 Months

Eric Nystrom potted the only goal for the Predators in their 4-1 loss Saturday night against the Blues.

Nystrom's goal was his 13th of the season, good for a three-way tie for fourth on the team. With a strong finish, Nystrom could top his career-high of 16 goals he attained in the 2011-12 season. Colton Sissons and Paul Gaustad got the assists.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 7 Months

Eric Nystrom's four goal game Friday night came against the team that drafted him--the Flames.

Who says players don't want to do well against teams that discarded them? It was Nystrom's first career NHL hat trick and four-goal game. His previous high was a two-goal contest when he was playing for Calgary. Nystrom seemed to be much more focussd on the fact that the Predators lost the game than on his individual performance. "A lot of good memories here," Nystrom said. "This is where my career started, I have the utmost respect for this organization and coming in here and playing in front of these fans, they're really great fans, it's just frustrating that we let that one slip away." Nystrom has been a nice surprise for the Preds but he really isn't fantasy relevant.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 7 Months

Eric Nystrom scored all four of the Nashville Predators' goals in regulation Friday night, but the Calgary Flames rallied to force overtime and earned a 5-4 victory when Sean Monahan scored in the fourth round of the shootout.

Nystrom now has 11 goals and four assists in 50 games this season. Matt Cullen and Roman Josi both assisted two goals in the loss.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 9 Months

Forward Eric Nystrom returned to the Nashville lineup Saturday night after missing three games with an upper-body injury.

Nystrom had two shots on net and two hits in the Preds' 2-0 loss to the visiting New York Rangers.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 9 Months

Eric Nystrom (head) will sit Thursday, but he may play Saturday.

Coach Barry Trotz sounded confident that Nystrom will be ready to play against the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 9 Months

Eric Nystrom (head) is considered questionable for Thursday's game.

Nystrom has missed two straight games since he was hit behind the ear. He has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 19 games this season.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 9 Months

Eric Nystrom (upper body) will miss his second straight game on Tuesday.

Although it is being called an upper-body injury, what happened is he was hit behind the ear. "When you get knocked there, it affects your balance a little bit," coach Barry Trotz said. "He's fine. He's a tough kid, it won't affect him."

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 9 Months

Eric Nystrom won't play Saturday night after he was injured in a fight with Tanner Glass on Friday.

He has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 19 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 10 Months

The Nashville Predators had a successful weekend in Canada, beating the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday and, thanks in part to a short-handed goal by Eric Nystrom, beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday.

Nystrom's goal was the first of the game, coming 20 seconds into the second period. Other scorers for Nashville Sunday were Matt Cullen (second) and Patric Hornqvist (first).

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 10 Months

The NHL decided that Eric Nystrom won't get supplemental discipline for his hit on Daniel Briere from Saturday.

The league believes that the contact was accidental. Nystrom has been a solid fit for the Nashville Predators, even if he only has two points in eight games. His penalty minute potential (16 so far this season) is solid, yet probably not enough for serious consideration considering his career numbers.