What we know about the Predators’ goalie situation
The Predators have a goalies situation in flux heading into the offseason.
General manager David Poile announced Thursday that the team has signed the goaltending services of former Chicago Blackhawks goalie Mike Smith to a one-year contract, which would make him the first Predators goalie to sign with a new team since the 2014-15 season.
Smith will serve as a backup to a veteran, who played for the Predators from 2012-15.
He will compete for the backup role with Smith.
The Predators will have three goalies in the fold: Nashville’s Antti Raanta, Chicago’s Jonathan Quick and Carolina’s Cam Ward.
Smith’s contract is believed to be worth around $3 million.
Smith is expected to report to the Predators on Monday.
The Preds could have several options on the way to re-sign Smith.
General Manager David Poise and head coach Peter Laviolette may have a chance to trade him.
The team could also look to bring back a veteran backup.
The Nashville Predators are looking to add depth in goal for next season, and one of the options could be the Nashville Predators’ own Mike Smith.