Predators place Hartnell, Weber on injured reserve
Nashville’s feisty forward, Scott Hartnell, will be out 3-5 weeks with a lowerbody injury, and defenseman Yannick Weber will be out 2-4 weeks with a lowerbody injury.
Each was placed on injured reserve.
Former Penguins center Nick Bonino, who missed 12 games with a lower-body injury, returned to the Predators lineup for game Tuesday night against the visiting Washington Capitals and scored his second goal this season late in the first period.
Hartnell and Weber were injured in Predators 5-4 overtime win against the Penguins Saturday night in Nashville.
Hartnell, 35, has seven points (four goals, three assists) in 16 games this season. He signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Predators July 1 after playing the previous three seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Weber, 29, has two assists in 12 games this season.
Goaltender Carey Price said Tuesday he expects to return from his lower-body injury soon, although it’s taking longer than he or the team originally expected. He missed his sixth game in a row Tuesday night when the Canadiens played host to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Price planned to skate with the team Tuesday, but chose not to at the last minute.
Center Travis Zajac could return to the Devils lineup Thursday when New Jersey visits Toronto. Zajac, who missed training camp and the first 17 regular-season games after surgery Aug. 17 to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. He centered the top line between wingers Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri Tuesday in practice.