News: Fisher collected both a goal and an assist on the power play Tuesday in a 5-4 shootout loss to Vancouver.
Impact: With that, Fisher's pushed his way to 20 goals and 41 points in just 58 games on the season. He was available dirt-cheap in this year's drafts, and has certainly paid nice dividends since returning from the ruptured Achilles' heel that kept him out for much of the first two months.
News: Rinne gave up four goals on 25 shots Tuesday in a shootout loss to Vancouver, ending his four-game winning streak.
Impact: Rinne showed curious inconsistency in March, which ended up as his second-worst month of the season in terms of save percentage. Still, even factoring in his off nights, he's been among the league's better goalies and should be rolled out the rest of the way whenever he's in action.
News: Cullen (lower body) skated with the team Tuesday morning, but will not play later in the evening against the Canucks, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Cullen will sit for a fifth straight game while he tends to the injury. His return to the ice in some capacity suggests he could soon reenter the lineup, but he won't get his next chance to do so until Saturday's home date with the Stars.
News: Nystrom (lower body) participated in Tuesday's morning skate, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Nystrom rotated in with the third line during the session, but he won't be a candidate to enter the lineup Tuesday versus the Canucks. Instead, the Predators would probably like to see Nystrom get in some more contact work during practices after he missed the previous 12 games with the injury. His eventual return will give the Preds an added dose of physicality in their bottom-six ranks, but he's not expect to offer many contributions in the fantasy realm.
News: GM David Poile said Tuesday that Weber (lower body) will be out until at least Saturday's game against the Stars, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: As a result, Weber will his third straight game when the Predators host the Canucks on Tuesday, but Poile seemed highly confident that the blueliner would be fully healthy by the time the postseason arrives. Weber has yet to resume skating since suffering the injury, so it's far from guaranteed at this time that he'll be able to play Saturday.
News: General manager David Poile said that Neal (upper body) won't be able to play until at least Saturday against the Stars, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: While Neal will remain out of the lineup for a ninth straight game Tuesday against the Canucks, it appears the Predators are confident that he'll be able to get at least a few matches under his belt before the start of the playoffs. The winger was able to participate in Tuesday's morning skate and should increase his on-ice activity in practices before the week draws to a close.
News: Rinne will draw the start in net Tuesday versus the Canucks, Willy Daunic of ESPN Radio Nashville reports.
Impact: Rinne has limited the Canucks to a grand total of two goals in his two outings this season, an achievement that's not overly surprising given his all-around dominance this season. With a robust 41-15-4 record supported by strong peripherals, Rinne is just two wins shy of matching his personal record (and the franchise record) for victories in a season.