Eric Nystrom LW NAS 11 Days

Nystrom (upper body) appears on track to play Tuesday against Montreal.

Nystrom, who last suited up on Jan. 6, has been limited to nine points and eight PIM in 39 games thus far, so a wait-and-see approach is in order in all but the deepest of formats.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 11 Days

Nystrom (upper body) practiced Monday and could be close to a return, reports the Tennessean.

It's a good sign for Nystrom, who has been on injured reserve since Jan. 8. He has been eligible to return since last week, however the team has opted to keep him out a few more days so that he can get some extra practice time under his belt. While it's possible Nystrom may suit up for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, a more likely scenario may see him sitting out until after the All-Star Break.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 18 Days

Nystrom (upper body) skated on his own Monday and will be eligible to return from IR Thursday, according to the Tennessean.

Assuming he suffers no setbacks, look for Nystrom to be back in the lineup Friday against Washington. He has missed the last two games with the injury.

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Nystrom (unspecified injury) has been placed on IR by the Predators, the team's official site reports.

With Nystrom (who has nine points in 39 games to date) and James Neal both landing on IR, the Preds have recalled forward Miikka Salomaki from AHL Milwaukee.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 24 Days

Nystrom snapped a 13-game pointless drought by assisting on Roman Josi's game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Carolina.

With just nine points in 39 games so far this season, it will be tough for Nystrom to match last year's 21-point effort. On the positive side, perhaps the best you can say about Nystrom's season so far is that he's managed to turn around the ugly minus-25 rating he posted last season into a tidy plus-5 this year. But unless your fantasy league puts heavy emphasis on plus-minus, that's cold comfort. In the meantime, continue to search your waiver wire for suitable replacements.

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Nystrom was held pointless for the seventh straight game Monday against the Blue Jackets. He now has just eight points in 32 games so far this season.

Nystrom has been a major disappointment for the Preds after signing a four-year, $10 million contract in July of last year. For fantasy purposes, he doesn't rank high enough in any statistical category to make himself useful outside of very deep leagues. Avoid.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 2 Months

Nystrom collected his first points since Oct. 11 on Tuesday, posting a goal, an assist and a plus-2 rating in a 9-2 crushing of the Leafs.

After starting the year with two goals, two assists and a plus-5 rating in the first two games, Nystrom proceeded to go 15 consecutive contests without registering a point or finishing on the plus side of the ledger. He occasionally busts out with productive games like this, but cannot be counted on for fantasy purposes.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 4 Months

Nystrom scored his second goal of the season and added two assists, to go with a plus-3 rating in Saturday's win over the Stars.

Nystrom has now scored in back-to-back games, playing on the team's fourth line and seeing no power-play time. Although he did manage 21 points in 2013-14, Nystrom is seen as a depth player, making him not worth your time in fantasy. He may be worth a look in some very deep leagues, but don't count on more than 20-30 points.

Eric Nystrom LW NAS 4 Months

Nystrom skated primarily on the Preds' fourth line during Monday's 3-0 preseason loss to Columbus. He saw 15:13 worth of ice time and had just a single shot on goal.

Nystrom was a pleasant surprise last season, his first as a Predator after spending the previous two campaigns in Dallas. He scored 15 goals as a checking line winger, just one shy of his career high, and added six assists. If these preseason games are any indication, he will probably fill a similar role for the Preds this year.

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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.