Following a back-to-back slate against the Florida Panthers and the Minnesota Wild the Nashville Predators have placed forward Mark Jankowski on waivers.
So far this season Jankowski has played in 26 games posting seven points during his first campaign as a Predator.
Jankowski joins Zach Sanford as the third skater placed on waivers this season. Michael McCarron was placed on waivers as well when he returned from the NHL’s Player Assistance Program back on Jan. 13.
Jankowski will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason if the Nashville Predators decide to not retain the depth forward who has 298 games of NHL experience.
Philip Tomasino was recalled from the Milwaukee Admirals back on Feb. 15 in lieu of Filip Forsberg suffering an injury in Philadelphia back on Feb. 11 and has played in four contests since his return to the NHL lineup.
There’s a chance Forsberg and defenseman Alexandre Carrier return to the lineup on Tuesday evening against the Vancouver Caunucks.
After a day off the Predators will have their morning skate at 10:30 prior to puck drop at 7:00 p.m. The NHL roster sits at 23 skaters after Jankowski is placed on waivers, counting on if Forsberg and Carrier return to the lineup.
Carrier was expected to miss four to six weeks after suffering an upper-body injury on Jan. 26. So far he’s missed seven contests due to his latest injury.
Nashville is currently seven points outside a playoff spot in the Western Conference with 28 games left to play and the NHL Trade Deadline 10 days away.
General Manager David Poile has four pending restricted free agents on his active roster with six UFAs within the Predators organization and an estimated $5.8 million in salary cap space to work with.