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Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators: Preseason Preview, Game Notes, Discussion

The Hurricanes take on the Nashville Predators with just over a week remaining before opening night.

Jamie Kellner

The Hurricanes are in action tonight in Nashville as they take on the Predators in the first leg of a home-and-home series. The Predators will be in Raleigh on Friday night for the penultimate game on the Hurricanes preseason schedule. As training camp winds down, the Hurricanes still have some big decisions to make regarding roster construction.

Rod Brind’Amour’s plan all along has been to whittle down the roster so that this weekend’s two remaining home preseason games will reflect close to the opening night squad. Tonight’s game will likely be the last opportunity for some of the younger players to make their case to remain on the roster.

In other good news, fans can watch tonight’s game, which will be broadcast on FOX Sports Carolinas with John Forslund, Tripp Tracy, and Mike Maniscalco all on tap.

The Hurricanes are icing another prospect heavy group:

Ryan Dzingel - Erik Haula - Martin Necas
Janne Kuokkanen - Ryan Suzuki - Nino Niederreiter
Steven Lorentz - Clark Bishop - Colin Markison
Warren Foegele - Morgan Geekie - Julien Gauthier

Jake Bean - Haydn Fleury
Jesper Sellgren - Kyle Wood
Gustav Forsling - Roland McKeown

Anton Forsberg
Alex Nedeljkovic

The Predators only have 26 players remaining on their training camp roster, so their line-up will be heavy on veteran presence: