Josi (concussion) will return to the Predators lineup tonight.
Josi missed 10 games after suffering a concussion on a hit by Steve Downie on October 4. He will return to the lineup on the second pair with Kevin Klein. The duo should see 20-plus minutes a night, and if Josi can stay healthy he should push for 25 points in the remaining 70 games.
Roman Josi (concussion) is considered probable for tomorrow night's game at Phoenix.
Predators head coach Barry Trotz plans to give him "top four" minutes, but did not commit to pairing. Josi, who has missed the last 10 games, has mostly been skating with Kevin Klein in practice. He will likely play 20-plus minutes on a regular basis, and could push for 30 points if he stays healthy for the remaining 70 games.
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi is getting closer to a return to game action. Josi participated in practice Monday, the fourth time he has skated with the team in the last five days. He has not played in a game since Oct. 4. “It’s always a slow process with a concussion; you have to go slow and see how you feel,” Josi said of the recovery process. “It takes a while. It’s been almost a month now and I’m excited to be back.”
Josi has missed the Predators last 10 games with a concussion suffered on October 4th. He has been cleared for contact, which suggest he will return to the lineup shortly. Josi was skating with Kevin Klein in practice this morning, which likely means rookie Seth Jones will stick with Shea Weber.
Josi (concussion) is on the ice with the Predators, working mostly with Kevin Klein.
Josi practicing with Klein means that the Preds plan on keeping Seth Jones and Shea Weber together once Josi is able to return. Nashville doesn't play until Thursday, consider Josi questionable for that contest.
Josi (concussion) has started to skate on his own.
Josi who has been out since October 4th, has yet to join his teammates for a practice but has been working out on his own. Predators head coach Barry Trotz says that Josi remains day-to-day. Don't expect a return from Josi until he rejoins his teammates. With the emergence of Seth Jones, the Predators will not rush Josi back.
Predators defenseman Roman Josi left tonight's game with an upper body injury and did not return. Josi was the victim of a controversial hit from Avalanche forward Steve Downie. Downie received a two minute charging penalty on the play.
Josi scored five goals with 15 assists (18 points) in 48 games for Nashville last season. He just signed a seven year contract extension with the Preds this offseason. He is a key part of their blueline, so they can not afford to lose him for an extended period of time. Expect an update tomorrow.