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Nash Daily: Ryan O’Reilly Milestone, McAvoy Suspended 4 Games



Ryan O'Reilly
Photo of Ryan O'Reilly by John Russell/Nashville Predators

The Nashville Predators may have lost 5-2 to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, but it was still a milestone game for center Ryan O’Reilly, who skated in his 1,000th NHL game.

The 32-year-old, who’s in his first season with the Predators, notched an assist and had three shots on goal in 20:23 of ice time. He has two goals and three points in his last two games.

O’Reilly leads all Predators forwards in average ice time (20:27), he’s tied with Tommy Novak for the team lead in power play goals (3), and he ranks second behind line-mate Filip Forsberg (8 points) for second on the team in scoring (7 points).

Predators News, In Case You Missed It:

The recent suspension of Shane Pinto for gambling-related activities makes one wonder what happened and the need for further clarity on NHL gambling policies. 

The tragic death of Adam Johnson has brought to the forefront of conversations the use of neck guards across the NHL. Should the league mandate such protective measures going forward? The league has made similar adjustment sin the past by now mandating all new players wear face shields. 

Twenty-five years with NHL hockey in Nashville, and there are a lot of memories. 

Around National Hockey Now and the NHL

Chicago Hockey Now: Is Connor Bedard’s Blackhawks vs. Logn Cooley’s Coyotes the NHL’s next great rivalry?

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The Penguins are mandating that players for their AHL and ECHL affiliate teams wear neck guards after the tragic death of Adam Johnson over the weekend.

San Jose Hockey Now: What’s next for former Sharks star Joe Thornton after announcing his retirement over the weekend?

Montreal Hockey Now: Sean Monahan’s strong start to 2023 could force the Canadiens front office to rethink its stance on his future with the club.

New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils are providing players with their AHL affiliate team with cut-resistant gear in the wake of Adam Johnson’s tragic death. The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McCoy four games for his illegal check to the head on Florida Panthers defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson. There was no surprise here as we speculated that this move was imminent after seeing the hit Monday night. Forward Paul Stastny has decided to call it quits and retire from the NHL after 17 seasons with five teams. The son of Hall of Fame Peter Stasny amassed 822 points in 1,145 NHL games. 

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