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Predators' Thomas Novak: Facing 4-to-6-week absence
Novak is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks due to an upper-body injury and was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
Novak was putting together a fantastic start to the season with six goals and six assists, including six power-play points, through the first 14 contests. The 26-year-old center was well on his way to replicating his numbers from last season when he managed 43 points in 51 contests. Michael McCarron will join the lineup with Novak on the shelf and could even take a second-line role.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Continues to shine
Novak provided two assists -- including a power-play helper -- in Saturday's 7-5 loss to the Coyotes.
Nashville's third-round pick (No. 85 overall) from 2015 is finally showing he belongs in the NHL. Specifically, Novak has cashed in six goals and six assists through 14 games, with half of his point total coming on the man advantage. The Preds are in last place within the Central Division, but the 26-year-old pivot doesn't seemed to be bogged down by the overall team struggles. It will be tough for him to sustain an otherworldly shooting percentage of 23.1, though.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Two points against Oilers
Novak scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Oilers.
Both points came in the second period as the Predators broke open a 1-1 game. Novak has found the scoresheet in five of the last six games, and on the season the 26-year-old has racked up six goals and nine points through 10 games. He has been demonstrating that his breakout 2022-23 campaign, in which he produced 17 goals and 43 points over 51 games, was no fluke.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Gets back in goal column
Novak scored a power-play goal on five shots in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Kraken.
Novak opened the scoring in the first period with his fifth goal of the campaign. He's been solid in a middle-six role this season, and he's now exceeded 15 minutes of ice time in five straight games, posting three goals and two helpers in that span. The 26-year-old center is at seven points (four on the power play), 20 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 10 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Already has four goals this season
Novak netted two goals in a 5-1 win over San Jose on Saturday.
Novak's first marker of the night proved to be his first game-winning goal of the campaign. He's up to four goals (though no assists) in six appearances this season. It's quite a start for the 26-year-old forward, who set career highs in 2022-23 with 17 markers and 43 points in 51 outings. It helps that Novak is seeing time on the first power-play unit this season -- three of his goals have come with the man advantage.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores power-play goal in loss
Novak scored a goal on six shots in the Predators' 6-1 loss to the Oilers on Tuesday.
Novak scored on a wrist shot in the slot to cut the Oilers' lead to 4-1 in the second period. This performance gives Novak two goals in four games to open the season. He should continue to occupy a middle-six role and a spot on the second power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores goal in opener
Novak scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Lightning.
Novak scored 17 times in 51 games last season and is off to the races to open the 2023-24 campaign. The 26-year-old Minnesota native is currently anchoring the third line at even strength, but he did see 3:00 of ice time with the man advantage Tuesday, a role he will look to hold on to the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Leads with three-point effort
Novak provided two goals and an assist in Nashville's 3-2 overtime victory over Vegas on Tuesday.
Novak earned his second multi-point game in the span of just three contests, giving him three goals and seven points in that stretch. Both of his markers Tuesday were recorded in the first period, and his helper was the primary assist on Cody Glass's overtime winner. Novak has 17 goals and 41 points in 46 outings this season, which is a huge jump from his 2021-22 rookie totals of a goal and seven points in 27 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Four-point eruption Saturday
Novak scored a goal and added three assists, two on the power play, in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Blues.
It was a career-best night for the 25-year-old, who had a few three-point performances on his resume coming into Saturday. Novak opened the scoring early in the first period to get the rout started, then picked up one helper in each period to keep the Preds' offense humming. The 2015 third-round pick has become a force in the top six for Nashville -- over the last 12 games, Novak has racked up five goals and 14 points.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Collects two points in victory
Novak had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-3 victory over Buffalo.
Novak saw his five-game scoring streak end Sunday, but perhaps he started a new one Tuesday. If nothing else, it was yet another strong performance from Novak, who has 10 goals and 21 points over his last 17 contests. Overall in 2022-23, the 25-year-old has contributed 14 goals and 32 points in 37 outings.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Scores again Tuesday
Novak tallied a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Red Wings.
Novak extended Nashville's lead to 2-0 early in the third period, deflecting a Cal Foote shot past Ville Husso. The goal would stand as the game-winner after Detroit cut the lead to 2-1 late in the frame. Novak has now scored in three straight games, logging five points (four goals and an assist) in that span. The 25-year-old forward has emerged as a legitimate scoring threat for the Predators since the middle of February, tallying nine goals and 17 points in his last 13 games while earning a regular top-six role. Novak is up to 13 goals and 15 assists through 34 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Tallies twice in overtime win
Novak scored two goals on four shots, added an assist and went plus-3 in Sunday's 5-4 overtime win over the Ducks.
Novak put the Predators up 2-0 with a first-period marker, then assisted on Kiefer Sherwood's tally in the third. The Ducks rallied late to force overtime, but Novak would secure the win with a goal 1:12 into the extra session. He has produced five points through six contests in March, and Novak's up to 12 goals, 15 assists, 61 shots on net and a plus-2 rating through 33 outings overall.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Ties game late in first period
Novak scored a power-play goal on two shots in Saturday's 2-1 shootout win over the Kings.
Novak snapped a five-game goal drought with the game-tying tally in the last minute of the first period. He's cooled off a bit in March, logging just two points over five contests after a stretch of 11 points in five outings in late February. The 25-year-old is up to 10 goals, 24 points (seven on the power play), 57 shots on net and a minus-1 rating through 32 appearances this season. As long as he stays in the top six, he should continue to have some fantasy appeal in deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Sends helper Saturday
Novak logged an assist and two PIM in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Novak followed up an impressive five-game, 11-point streak with a pair of scoreless outings. He snapped the mini-slump when he set up Tyson Barrie's go-ahead tally in the second period. Novak has stepped right into a top-six role for the rebuilding Predators, and he's earned 23 points, 52 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 29 appearances. The 25-year-old could be a solid depth add for fantasy managers down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Racks up three points Sunday
Novak scored a goal on a four shots and added a pair of assists in Sunday's 6-2 win over the Coyotes.
Novak has burst onto the scene with five goals and six helpers during his five-game point streak. The 25-year-old is centering the top line now, and it's even more impressive he's done all of this with Filip Forsberg (upper body) out of the lineup. Novak now has nine goals, 13 helpers, 50 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 26 appearances. He won't be sitting on fantasy waiver wires for long.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Earns pair of points in win
Novak scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's 6-2 win over the Sharks.
Novak has a four-game point streak, and he's recorded three multi-point efforts in that span. The 25-year-old was involved in the Predators' last two goals Thursday. He's up to eight tallies, 11 helpers, 46 shots on net and a plus-1 rating through 25 appearances. Novak figures to fill a large chunk of the void left by Ryan Johansen's season-ending leg injury.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Lights lamp twice in win
Novak scored two goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Panthers.
It's the first multi-goal game in the 25-year-old's NHL career -- in fact, he had only five tallies in 48 games coming into Saturday -- but Novak looked like a practiced sniper against Florida. He opened the scoring in the first period by whipping the puck off the post past Sergei Bobrovsky, then banked a shot from behind the net off Spencer Knight's leg midway through the third. Despite this performance, Novak's fourth-line role and usual lack of power-play time gives him little fantasy upside.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Summoned by Nashville
Novak was promoted by Nashville on Wednesday, according to CapFriendly.
Novak was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday, and he didn't miss any of Nashville's games due to his brief stint in the minors. He has four goals and 11 points in 20 contests with the Predators in 2022-23. He's also recorded 11 goals and 26 points in 25 games with Milwaukee this season.... See More ... See Less
Predators' Thomas Novak: Loaned to AHL Milwaukee
Novak was loaned to AHL Milwaukee on Tuesday, per the AHL transaction page.
Novak could be back with the Predators ahead of Thursday's contest versus Boston even though he has been scratched for the past two games. The 25-year-old forward has 11 points and 39 shots on goal in 20 NHL appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
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