NHL Trade Rumors: Predators Still Looking As Deadline Approaches

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NHL Trade Rumors: Predators Still Looking As Deadline Approaches
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With the acquisition of Mike Fisher already paying off dividends, Nashville Predators general manager David Poile will be looking to see who exactly is available over the next six days.

As the annual NHL trade deadline sets up for next Monday, rumors are starting to turn into deals in advance of the deadline. Will the Predators be involved?

While the NHL's western conference is a tight as a drum, the Predators have done well at keeping pace with others while going both hot and cold at opportune times this season.

Still missing the services of dependable blueliner Francis Bouillon and Ryan Suter, as well as center Marcel Goc, two of the Preds most consistent players this season are on the sidelines. It's believed that Suter will only miss a short amount of time, although that has not been confirmed or denied at this point.

The Preds have welcomed back right winger Jordin Tootoo.

Tootoo, missed the last 23 games for personal reasons played just a shade over 10 minutes on Saturday night vs. Phoenix.

The Predators might be able to make a deal or two that might help bring in even more depth. GM David Poile will likely be scouting the league to find another Sergei Kostitsyn, while looking to maybe move a J.P. Dumont.

Dumont has fallen down the depth chart and has played inconsistently for most of the season.

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