The Predators have slipped to the bottom of the Central Division, a place that hardly anyone would have seen them being in at the start of the season. However, some help could be on the horizon as Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that defenseman Ryan Ellis skated today for the first time since sustaining an upper-body injury back on January 1st at the Winter Classic. Ellis is second on the team in ice time at over 23 minutes a night while his 0.72 points per game average is the second-highest of his career.
Meanwhile, Vingan adds in a separate tweet that while center Colton Sissons won’t play tonight, he could return as soon as Thursday against New Jersey or Saturday against Vegas. He has missed the last month due to a lower-body injury. The Predators have an open roster spot so they won’t need to send anyone down in order to activate Sissons off injured reserve.