3 Nashville Predators Not Expected Back Next Season

The Nashville Predators have entered a new era and the changes are going to continue into the summer months. With management being handed over to Barry Trotz, expect to see a slew of fresh faces in Smashville as the team transitions and re-tools on the fly. Here's three Preds not expected back next season:

Mark Borowiecki

The Predators will not be re-signing Mark Borowiecki this summer as the veteran rugged defenseman will become a free agent on July 1. At 33 years old and with a very tough playing style taking a toll on his body, who knows how much longer he'll have in the league. The Boro Cop could make his way back to the Ottawa Senators, even on a one-day contract to retire as his playing career is up in the air after a nasty fall in October of last year.

Zach Sanford

The Predators are also not likely to re-sign Zach Sanford as the 28-year-old winger will be hitting the open market this summer. Sanford signed a one-year $850,000 contract this summer and it hasn't worked out at all with the Preds. Sanford has spent the majority of the season in the AHL and has recorded just two points in 11 games with the big club. Needless to say, a mutual split is coming after this season.

Michael McCarron

Another depth option who has underperformed, don't expect to see the Predators re-sign Michael McCarron. He's recorded just two points in 24 games and has fallen out of favor with the coaching staff. While he's not dressed to pot goals, McCarron's role with the team has diminished. Look for the towering forward to hit the open market in July.

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