The Predators have acquired Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson from the Maple Leafs for Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 first round pick.
Santorelli, 29, was originally a sixth round pick of the Predators back in 2004. He spent the first three years of his career with the Nashville organization before heading to Florida, Winnipeg, Vancouver and then finally landing with the Maple Leafs this season. In 57 games he has registered 11 goals and 18 assists (29 points) in 57 games.
Santorell (arm) is doubtful for Saturday vs. Calgary.
Santorelli reportedly left the arena in a sling after getting in injured in Thursday's loss to the Coyotes. Santorelli enjoyed some early success this season, but has just one goal in his last nine games and has found himself on the fourth line in the Canucks most recent games. Monitor his status prior to Saturday's contest.
Daniel and brother Henrik Sedin will start tonight's game with Mike Santorelli on their right side.
Santorelli was moved there early in the second period in Tuesday's 3-2 OT win over the New Jersey Devils, scored the OT winner and finished the game plus-3. Santorelli skated with the twins in practice Wednesday. “He doesn't make a lot of mistakes and he's scoring goals, too, so he's been a great surprise,” said Daniel of Santorelli. “I mean, I knew he was good but he's been really good. I like his game. He's such a smart player." With Alex Burrows out, Santorelli is getting a shot with the twins. Anyone that plays with the twins definitely gets a boost in fantasy value.