IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
4 days ago

Hartnell will be sidelined 3-to-5 weeks due to a lower-body injury.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran forward has been solid as a power-play specialist for Nashville this season, notching two goals and two assists on the man advantage in 16 games, so the Predators will need to find a suitable replacement for the duration of his absence. Hartnell, who has totaled four goals and three assists this campaign, could be on the shelf until mid-December.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
5 days ago

Hartnell is "out right now" with a lower-body injury according to head coach Pete Laviolette.

EDGE Analysis

Hartnell left Saturday's game with what was then an undisclosed injury. Now we know a little more about what's bothering him, and being declared "out right now" also makes it sound likely that Hartnell will miss Tuesday's game against the Capitals.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
6 days ago

Hartnell left Saturday's shootout win over the Penguins in the first period due to an undisclosed injury and did not return, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

When questioned about Hartnell after the game, coach Peter Laviolette was unable to provide any sort of update on the veteran forward's status. The 35-year-old has been seeing looks on Nashville's power-play unit throughout the season and had posted two points in the three games prior to Saturday's contest, so the Predators and some fantasy owners will be hoping that this mystery injury isn't a serious one.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
2 weeks ago

Hartnell recorded an assist in Saturday's 4-3 OT win over the Kings. He saw ice time of 17:22 skating on the first line with Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson.

EDGE Analysis

Hartnell now has seven points in 14 games, putting him on pace to eclipse the 37 points he scored last season with the Blue Jackets. He continues to boast significant fantasy upside, especially now that he's worked himself into a top-six role. Feel free to pluck him from your league's waiver wire if he's still available.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
4 weeks ago

Hartnell (undisclosed) took part in Tuesday's optional skate after sitting out for a maintenance day Monday, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hartnell appears to be ready to go against the Flames on Tuesday following a rest day. The winger has been held of the scoresheet in three straight outings in which he has fired a mere five shots on goal. For now, the veteran will likely remain on the power play, but if he doesn't start letting the puck fly with more frequency, he could get bounced by coach Peter Laviolette.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
4 weeks ago

Hartnell was not in attendance at practice Monday, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team did not provide any specifics on why Hartnell was not at practice, which puts his status against Calgary on Tuesday up in the air. The winger has notched three goals and one assist in eight games this season, but has been held off the scoresheet in three straight contests. Pontus Aberg filled in for the veteran at practice and would likely slot into the lineup if Hartnell is unable to give it a go.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
1 month ago

Hartnell potted two goals -- including a power-play tally -- in Tuesday's 6-5 home win over the Flyers.

EDGE Analysis

The Predators are giving the physical winger plenty of man-advantage ice time, as he's averaged 3:58 in that spot through the first three games. His shooting percentage of 33.3 percent is obviously unsustainable, but Hartnell's a tough one to sit while he's clicking offensively on the Preds' third line with Nick Bonino and Pontus Aberg.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
1 month ago

Hartnell is averaging 16:24 of ice time -- including 5:06 on the power play -- in two games this season, playing on the Predators' third line.

EDGE Analysis

Hartnell averaged just 12 minutes per game with the Blue Jackets last season, so he's already seeing more on-ice responsibility than he's used to. If that continues, he will be in a good position to surpass the 37 points he posted last season, especially if he keeps seeing significant time with the extra attacker. He makes for a good depth addition in most standard fantasy formats right now.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
2 months ago

Hartnell could be looking at a top-six role with the Predators this season, the Tennessean reports.

EDGE Analysis

Preds coach Peter Laviolette is very familiar with the 35-year-old Hartnell, as the winger scored a career-high 67 points under Laviolette as a Flyer back in 2011-12. With only 21-year-old Kevin Fiala ahead of him on the Preds' left wing depth chart, Hartnell has an excellent chance at landing a scoring line role this season -- especially given his experience on the power play, as 183 of Hartnell's 683 career points have come with the man advantage. Don't be afraid to take a flyer on Hartnell in the later rounds of your fantasy drafts this year.

IRScott Hartnell
LW NSH
5 months ago

Hartnell signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Predators on Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jackets bought out the remainder of Hartnell's contract following an underwhelming 2016-17 campaign that resulted in just 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) over 78 games and failed to add any additional tallies over four playoff contests. Despite the down year, the Predators were willing to ink the veteran winger -- who has a history of productive seasons -- to a one-year deal to rejoin the organization he began his professional career with back in 2000-01.