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The Predators have signed Alexandre Carrier to a three-year contract extension worth $2.2 million (733K AAV).

Carrier, who was selected in the fourth round back in 2015, spent most of his fourth professional season in Milwaukee (AHL), amassing 37 points (5G / 32A) in 55 games, which was tied for seventh-best among AHL blueliners. He also appeared in three games with the Predators but failed to get on the scoresheet. With Dan Hamhuis, Korbinian Holzer and Yannick Weber all set to become unrestricted free agents this offseason, there is a path for Carrier to be a full-time third-pairing defenseman in Nashville next season.

Source: @PredsPR 04/15/20, 1:58 pm EST

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The Predators signed Egor Afanasyev to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Afanasyev was viewed as a potential first-round pick in last year's draft but fell to the Predators at the No.45 pick (second-round). The 6-foot-3, 205 lbs. Russian winger joined the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) for the 2020 campaign and led the team in goals (31) and was tied for first in points (67).

Source: Nashville Predators 04/13/20, 12:51 pm EST

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The Predators signed Thomas Novak to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Nashville selected Novak all the way back in 2015 as a third-round pick. After finished his four years at the University of Minnesota, Novak joined the Predators AHL affiliate in Milwaukee where he eared an NHL contract by finishing second on the team in assists (31) and third in points (42) in 60 games.

Source: Nashville Predators 04/13/20, 12:53 pm EST

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The Predators have signed Connor Ingram to a three-year contract extension worth $2.2 million ($733K AAV).

Ingram was originally picked in the third-round in 2016 by the Lightning but was traded to the predators for a 2021 seventh-round pick last summer. The 22-year-old went 21-5-5 with a 1.92 GAA and .933 SV% in 33 AHL games this season and figures to be the future No.2 netminder behind Juuse Saros.

Source: Adam Vingan 03/24/20, 11:45 am EST

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Saros will start Tuesday in Montreal.

Saros stopped all 37 shots that he faced in the Predators shutout win in Dallas on Saturday. He posted back-to-back shutouts in their home-and-home with the Stars last week and is now 5-2-0 with a 1.80 GAA, .949 SV% and two shutouts in his last eight appearances (seven starts). Tonight he'll face a Montreal team that has gone 4-7-2 while scoring just 2.54 goals per game over the last month.

Source: Adam Vingan 03/10/20, 1:01 pm EST

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Saros starts Saturday afternoon in Dallas.

Saros stopped all 33 shots that he faced in the Predators shutout win over the Stars on Thursday. It was a terrific game for Saros, who is 6-3-0 with a 2.17 GAA, .934 SV% and two shutouts in his last nine starts. He'll look to have another strong game vs. the Stars today but he's 8-6-3 with a 3.13 GAA and .904 SV% on the road this year.

Source: Paul Skrbina 03/7/20, 2:10 pm EST

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Saros led the Predators onto the ice for warmups.

Saros allowed three goals on 33 shots in the Predators loss in Minnesota on Tuesday. Saros has gone 3-3-0 with a 2.73 GAA and .921 SV% in his last six outings and will start for the sixth time in seven games tonight vs. the Stars. Dallas has gone 2-2-2 with 2.33 goals per game in their last six games.

Source: Matthew DeFranks 03/5/20, 7:39 pm EST

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Saros will start Tuesday in Minnesota.

Saros stopped all four shots that he faced after replacing Pekka Rinne in the Predators blowout loss to the Oilers last night. Prior to Monday, Saros had started four straight while going 3-1-0 with a 2.44 GAA and .932 SV%. On Tuesday, Saros will face a Wild team that has gone 5-1-1 while averaging 4.29 goals for and 2.71 goals against in their last seven games.

Source: Adam Vingan 03/3/20, 10:44 am EST

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Rinne will start Monday vs. the Oilers.

Rinne allowed two goals on 38 shots in the Predators' loss in Chicago on February 21st. Juuse Saros started the last four games but Rinne gets the nod on the front-end of a back-to-back. Rinne has gone 10-7-3 with a 3.02 GAA, .896 SV% and two shutouts on home ice this season. In his first start vs. the Oilers, Rinne allowed three goals on 31 shots in a 4-2 loss (Jan.14).

Source: Adam Vingan 03/2/20, 1:24 pm EST

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Saros led the Predators onto the ice for warmups.

Saros surrendered three goals on 39 shots in the Predators win over the Flames on Thursday. Saros is on a three-game winning streak while posting a 2.58 GAA and .932 SV%. Tonight he will face a Colorado team that has won five straight while averaging just 2.40 goals for and 1.20 goals against per game.

Source: Brooks Bratten 02/29/20, 6:32 pm EST

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