Craig Smith
RW NSH
3 weeks ago

Smith (lower body) will play Saturday against the Stars, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith missed Thursday's game due to this lower-body issue, but it won't keep him out any longer. The 28-year-old winger continues to shine this season, racking up 12 goals and 10 assists through 33 games this season, with eight of those points coming with the man advantage.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
4 weeks ago

Smith (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of Smith's lower-body ailment remains unclear, but he'll have to wait for Saturday's match in Dallas for his next chance to taste game action. It's a big loss for the Predators, as he's been excellent lately, notching one goal and five points in his last four games. Scott Hartnell will skate in Smith's spot on Nashville's second line against Carolina.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
1 month ago

Smith scored a goal and added two helpers in a 7-1 win over the Canucks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Oddly, in his last four games Smith has notched two three-point outbursts. He has 20 points in 30 games this year, which is significant considering he only had 29 all of last season.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
1 month ago

Smith recorded two goals and an assist during Monday's 5-3 win over Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

This was the fourth multi-point showing through the past 12 games for Smith, and he has collected seven goals, five assists and 34 shots during the offensive surge. Skating with Kyle Turris and Kevin Fiala on the second line has been a fantasy boon for Smith, and the 28-year-old winger should be viewed as a rock-solid option in most formats while consistently scoring.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
2 months ago

Smith scored his ninth goal of the season and added a helper in Thursday's loss to the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was credited with six shots on goal and has been producing very steadily of late. The sniper has five goals and nine points in his last 10 games and has benefited from the arrival of Kyle Turris. Smith is playing on the first power-play unit and his consistent goal-scoring of late makes him worth owning in the majority of fantasy settings.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
2 months ago

Smith scored his eighth goal of the season in Sunday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Hurricanes, giving him 10 points in his last 14 games.

EDGE Analysis

Don't look now, but Smith is currently on pace for a 42-point campaign after disappointing fantasy owners the previous two seasons with 29 and 37 points, respectively. Consistency has never been a hallmark of Smith's game, but he's showing at ton of it this year, currently on the second line with Kevin Fiala and the recently-acquired Kyle Turris. Smith's fantasy value has taken a serious jump over the past few weeks -- go see if he is available on your league's waiver wire.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
2 months ago

Smith netted a power-play goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Avalanche.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has caught fire of late, scoring in three of his last four contests. After a down year in 2016-17, Smith is back up to the 20-plus goal pace we have grown accustomed to. The 28-year-old's efficiency on the power play has been the most fascinating element, as he's buried five of his seven goals this season with the man advantage. The sniper won't post huge point totals, but his reliability as a top-six goal-scorer makes him worth owning in most fantasy settings.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
2 months ago

Smith scored his fifth goal of the season and added a helper in Saturday's win over the Penguins.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has been lighting the lamp at a decent rate, but he's stuck on just two assists this season. He's now got a new center and power-play linemate in Kyle Turris, so it'll be interesting to see what that does for his production. The former Senator has a history of making players around him better, so look for Smith to build on his seven points through 16 contests in the coming games. He's a quality goal-scorer who scores frequently enough to warrant a look in some fantasy leagues.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
2 months ago

Smith scored a goal for the third time in the past five games Saturday against the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

Smith started the season slowly with just two points in his first nine games, but he's finally starting to show some consistency. He skated most of Saturday's game on a line with Filip Forsberg, which should help his numbers if the assignment sticks. Put him in your lineup and enjoy the hot streak while it lasts.

Craig Smith
RW NSH
3 months ago

Smith registered a power-play goal, three shots and three hits through 11:36 of ice time during Friday's 2-1 win over Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran winger notched three consecutive 20-goal campaigns before dipping to just 12 tallies last season, and he's recorded only two goals and an assist through the first 10 games of 2017-18. Smith is skating down the depth chart of late, and while his power-play time is up (2:24 per game), he's probably going to struggle to move the fantasy needle in most settings. Still, if he lands in a top-six role for a stretch, he'll offer fleeting value.