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Top Tommy Novak News

  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Heading to AHL Milwaukee

    Novak was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Saturday, per CapFriendly.

    Novak produced seven points and 25 shots in 27 games last season. The 25-year-old forward appears set to begin the year in the minors, though his experience last year should bode well for a call-up during the upcoming season.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Signs contract Monday

    Novak signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Predators on Monday.

    The deal carries a cap hit of $750,000 at the NHL level. Novak broke into the NHL last season at 24, pitching in seven points in 27 games. He was a bigger contributor with AHL Milwaukee, as evidenced by his 32 points in 42 contests, so the organization will likely be looking for further development before giving Novak a regular role with the big club.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Recalled from AHL

    Novak was elevated to the active roster Tuesday, per Adam Vingan of The Athletic.

    Novak has played three games and recorded five points for AHL Milwaukee this season. The 24-year-old has averaged 12:37 of ice time -- 1:50 during the power play -- and recorded two points over his previous 10 NHL performances.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Sent down again

    Novak was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee ahead of Tuesday's game versus the Avalanche, per CapFriendly.

    Novak was called up earlier Tuesday, but he wasn't needed to play in the contest. The 24-year-old figures to get most of his playing time at the AHL level going forward.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Sent to AHL affiliate

    Novak was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Thursday.

    Novak cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday, but his next game action is most likely to come in the AHL. The 24-year-old has seven points in 27 games this season.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Off protocols list

    Novak was activated from the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Tuesday.

    Novak spent eight days in the protocols. It's unclear if the 24-year-old will immediately reenter the lineup or not, but he's unlikely to see more than a fourth-line role anyway.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Lands in protocols

    Novak was placed on the COVID-19 list Monday.

    Novak's status for Wednesday's tilt with Washington is currently up in the air. He has seven points through 27 games as a rookie this season.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores first NHL goal

    Novak scored a power-play goal on two shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blackhawks.

    Novak's first career tally came at 11:56 of the first period. The 24-year-old is up to seven points, 25 shots and a minus-4 rating in 27 contests this year. He's moved up the lineup during the Predators' COVID-19 outbreak after mainly working in a fourth-line role to start the season.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Garners assist

    Novak produced an assist in Tuesday's 6-0 win over the Blue Jackets.

    Novak snapped a seven-game point drought with the helper. The 24-year-old is up to six assists, 18 shots on net and a minus-3 rating in 19 contests. He's still in search of his first NHL goal, though he has been a fairly regular presence in the lineup as the fourth-line center.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Registers power-play assist

    Novak produced a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-2 win over the Canucks.

    Novak is up to four helpers in nine contests, though this was the first time he'd gotten on the scoresheet since Oct. 23. The 24-year-old has added just six shots on net and a minus-2 rating while providing virtually no physicality. A third-round pick from 2015, Novak's limited fourth-line role makes him a no-go in fantasy.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Sets up three goals Saturday

    Novak had three assists and one shot in Saturday's 6-4 loss to Winnipeg.

    Novak racked up the first points of his NHL career, figuring in on each of Nashville's final three goals. The 24-year-old was making his just third appearance since being recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Monday and logged just under 13 minutes of ice time.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Recalled from minors

    Novak was promoted from AHL Milwaukee on Monday.

    Novak impressed in the Admirals' season opener with three assists which has earned him a call-up. The 24-year-old center will switch places with Cody Glass who was dropped to the minors in a corresponding move. If Novak plays in Tuesday's clash with the Kings, it would likely be in place of Philip Tomasino or Nick Cousins.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Sent to AHL affiliate

    Novak was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Wednesday.

    Novak has yet to make his NHL debut, but he's been highly productive in the minors this season, racking up 16 points through 14 contests. The 23-year-old forward could continue to bounce between levels down the stretch.

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  • Predators' Thomas Novak: Surfaces on taxi squad

    Novak was recalled from AHL Chicago to the taxi squad Saturday.

    Novak signed his entry-level contract with the Predators last week after posting 16 points over 14 AHL games this year. Ryan Johansen is dealing with an undisclosed injury, so Novak will add depth at center for the time being.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 179 lbs
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN
Age: 25
Experience: 2
Shoots: Left