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Game Day: Will Flames Be Missing Tanev Tonight Vs. Predators?



The Calgary Flames (5-3-0) host the Nashville Predators (3-6-1) at the Saddledome tonight (SN1) but they may be without top defender Chris Tanev, who has missed the past couple of skates.

Not that head coach Darryl Sutter was in a sharing mood. As he tends to do when asked about lineup decisions, he bristled when asked on Thursday morning about the likelihood of Tanev suiting up.

“Don’t waste time at press conferences asking about who plays, okay?” Sutter told reporters at the Saddledome. “Until here’s a mandate from the league that says who plays and who’s not, I don’t think it’s up to the head coach to give information to the other team.”

He said something similar earlier in the season when asked about a starting goaltender.

It’s the second-last game the Calgary Flames have at home before their first extended road trip next week. But they’ll have to play much better than they did on Tuesday against the Seattle Kraken to avoid a similar fate against the Preds. Giveaways plagued the Flames. And after the contest, Sutter called out star Jonathan Huberdeau.

The Predators are coming off a brutal loss in Edmonton and will be plenty motivated to exact some Alberta revenge.

Calgary Flames Projected Lineup


Jonathan Huberdeau – Nazem Kadri – Andrew Mangiapane

Milan Lucic – Elias Lindholm – Tyler Toffoli

Dillon Dube – Mikael Backlund – Blake Coleman

Trevor Lewis – Adam Ruzicka – Brett Ritchie

Kevin Rooney


Nikita Zadorov – MacKenzie Weegar

Noah Hanifin – Rasmus Andersson

Connor Mackey – Michael Stone


Jacob Markstrom

Dan Vladar

Nashville Predators Projected Lineup


Filip Forsberg – Mikael Granlund – Matt Duchene

Nino Niederreiter – Ryan Johansen – Eeli Tolvanen

Yakov Trenin – Colton Sissons – Tanner Jeannot

Cole Smith – Cody Glass – Michael McCarron


Roman Josi – Dante Fabbro

Mattias Ekholm – Alexandre Carrier

Ryan McDonagh – Jeremy Lauzon


Juuse Saros

Kevin Lankinen

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