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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.