The Predators have locked Anton Volchenkov up for one-year at $1 million dollars.
Volchenkov, 32, recorded eight assists in 56 games with the Devils last season. Despite sub-par offensive numbers, Volchenkov led the Devils in hits (129) and was second in blocked shots (91) even though he missed 26 games. He had strong possession numbers in 2013-14 and should settle in nicely on the Predators second pairing.
Volchenkov (undisclosed) has been activated from IR and will play tonight.
Volchenkov has missed the last three games but will play tonight in Eric Gelinas place, who has been assigned to Albany. Volchenkov is a more useful player for the Devils than he is for your fantasy team. He has six assists in 31 games.
Volchenkov was suspended for an elbow he dished out to Bruins forward Brad Marchand last night. It was a vicious elbow and Marchand left the game and did not return. He also won't play tonight. Volchenkov is also a repeat offender which didn't help his cause.
Devils' Anton Volchenkov faces hearing for elbowing.
He could become the latest to be suspended after his Thursday morning phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shananan for throwing an elbow the night before. He appeared to lead with his elbow when hitting Brad Marchand in the head during the second period. The Boston Bruins winger grabbed his head and slowly dropped to the ice. Marchand had to be helped to the dressing room and the Bruins announced during the third period that he was not returning for the night. There was no update on his condition after the game. Volchenkov received a five-minute major and game misconduct.