Nashville Predators All-Star defenseman P.K. Subban has been traded to the New Jersey Devils for defenseman Steven Santini, prospect Jeremy Davies and two second round picks -- one in 2019 and one in 2020, the team announced.
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The Minnesota Wild have traded Mikael Granlund to the Nashville Predators for Kevin Fiala.
Granlund, 26, has a $5.75 million cap hit and is under contract through the 2019-20 season. He has 15 goals and 49 points in 63 games this season.
Fiala, 22, is on the final year of his entry level contract and is a restricted free agent this summer.
The Nashville Predators made a pair of trades Wednesday, acquiring veteran forward Brian Boyle from the New Jersey Devils and forward Cody McLeod from the New York Rangers.
Austin Watson has been suspended indefinitely and admitted into Stage 2 of the NHL's substance abuse and behavioral health program.
The suspension is "related exclusively to his ongoing issues with alcohol abuse," the NHL and NHLPA announced in a joint statement.
Watson had been suspended for the preseason and the first 18 games of the regular season after pleading no contest to domestic abuse this summer.
He had seven goals and six assists in 34 games for the Nashville Predators this season.
The NHL has announced that the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars will play in the 2020 Winter Classic.
The game will be held at the Cotton Bowl.
The Winter Classic is entering its 12th year. It will mark the first appearance for both franchises.
Gary Bettman also announced that the Los Angeles Kings will play the Colorado Avalanche at the 2020 Stadium Series on Feb. 15, which will be held at U.S. Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the lineup Saturday after missing 16 games and leading the Boston Bruins past the Nashville Predators 5-2.
The Nashville Predators signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a two-year contract extension worth $10 million, keeping the Vezina Trophy winner under contract through 2020-21.
General manager David Poile announced the extension Saturday, on Rinne's 36th birthday.
Poile said Rinne has made the most impact on and off the ice for the Predators as one of the NHL's best goaltenders.
Austin Walton has been suspended 27 games by the NHL for a domestic assault incident.
Walton pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge.
The NHL Players' Association is filing an appeal on Watson's behalf.
The NHL does not have a specific domestic violence policy.
"I have determined that Nashville Player Austin Watson engaged in a physical confrontation with his domestic partner," Gary Bettman said in a statement. "Today's ruling, while tailored to the specific facts of this case and the individuals involved, is necessary and consistent with the NHL's strongly held view that it cannot and will not tolerate this and similar types of conduct."
Ryan Ellis was already being coveted as a potential July 2019 unrestricted free agent. Which is why Predators general manager David Poile didn't allow him to get within sniffing distance of the open market, signing the 27-year-old defenseman to an eight-year, $50 million contract extension that kicks in for the 2019-20 season.
The final year of Ellis's contract in 2018-19 carries a $2.5 million hit. His $6.25 million cap hit is the 21st highest in the NHL among defenseman for the 2019-20 season.
Predators general manager David Poile headlines the 2018 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.
Former University of Michigan coach Red Berenson, three-time Olympic medalist Natalie Darwitz, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, Poile and the late Leland "Hago" Harrington will be inducted on Dec. 12 at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.