Jones (upper-body) is not on the ice for the Preds' morning skate.
Jones left Sunday's game after being crunched by Andrew Shaw. His absence this morning suggests that he will not be in the lineup tonight vs. Colorado. That would mean Michael Del-Zotto will be back in the lineup tonight.
Seth Jones will be paired with Shea Weber to begin tonight's game.
With Roman Josi out with a concussion the Predators have to shake up their pairings a bit. Jones has yet to register a point but he has averaged 22:11 TOI in his first two NHL games. Alongside Weber, Jones could become a legit fantasy option in his rookie season.
Source: Ryan Porth 10/8/13, 8:43 am EST
This year's fourth overall pick, Seth Jones is going to be given a big role on the Predators blueline as soon as the season starts.
Jones played over 24 minutes a night in the preseason and that workload will likely carry over into the beginning stages of his NHL career. He is expected to open the season on the Preds second-pair with Kevin Klein, as well as play next to Shea Weber on the first power-play unit. “It’s been extremely easy [playing with them]. They do a lot of things that help you with your game indirectly,” Jones said. The 6-foot-3, 200lbs. defenseman is an early Rookie of the Year favourite
Source: Ryan Porth 10/1/13, 12:40 pm EST
This year's fourth overall pick Seth Jones appears to be set to start the season on the Predators top-pair with Shea Weber.
"It looks like Seth Jones will play in their top-four alongside Weber," David Boclair of the Nashville Post said. Jones is a great puck moving D-man and playing alongside Weber makes him an intriguing late round pick.