Predators Rumors: Nashville Could Move Goalie Soon

The Nashville Predators find themselves at a pivotal juncture as the NHL trade deadline approaches, contemplating the potential departure of backup goaltender Kevin Lankinen.

While no official move has been confirmed, the franchise is carefully assessing the situation.

One strategic scenario involves trading Lankinen closer to the March 8 trade deadline, enabling their promising young goaltender Yaroslav Askarov to gain more valuable experience in the AHL with the Milwaukee Admirals before potentially stepping into Lankinen's role.

This approach would ensure a seamless transition in the goaltending department while potentially yielding valuable assets in return for Lankinen.

However, the Predators are also not ruling out the possibility of retaining Lankinen for the time being, especially if the offers on the table do not align with their long-term aspirations.

So far this season, Lankinen holds a .898 save percentage, 3.12 GAA, and a 9-6-3 record.

The 28-year-old was impressive in his first season with Nashville last season, recording a .916 SV%, 2.75 GAA, and a 18-9-8 record. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports