|Assets:||Plays a sound up-and-down game and possesses checking capability. Works as hard as anybody on the ice. Can line up on either wing (and even play center, if need be).|
|Flaws:||Does not have enough finishing skills to put up good numbers in the NHL. Could still use a little more size and strength to get the upper hand on big, physical defensemen.|
|Career Potential:||Industrious, veteran energy forward.|
|CCHA||Best Defensive Forward||2004-05|
|2/01/2016||Foot injury, injured reserve.|
|11/21/2015||Missed 8 games (upper body injury).|
|11/09/2015||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|11/01/2015||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/25/2015||Missed the last 17 regular season and all 6 playoff games (lower body injury).|
|3/05/2015||Lower body injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/20/2015||Missed 5 games (undisclosed).|
|1/08/2015||Undisclosed, injured reserve.|
|11/23/2013||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|11/16/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a four-year contract.|
|11/30/2012||Signed with the Stavanger Oilers (Norway).|
|4/03/2012||Missed 3 games (leg injury).|
|3/28/2012||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|10/12/2011||Acquired from the Minnesota Wild.|
|10/07/2011||Assigned to Houston (AHL).|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild to a three-year contract.|
|6/27/2008||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|3/24/2008||Missed 3 games (head injury).|
|3/18/2008||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|2/28/2008||Recalled from Quad City (AHL).|
|1/23/2008||Missed 6 games (Broken jaw) and assigned to Quad City (AHL).|
|1/11/2008||Broken jaw, day-to-day.|
|10/30/2007||Recalled from Quad City (AHL).|
|10/27/2007||Assigned to Quad City (AHL).|
|10/22/2007||Recalled from Quad City (AHL).|
|9/20/2007||Assigned to Quad City (AHL).|
|7/20/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|11/08/2006||Missed 14 games (shoulder injury) and assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|10/05/2006||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|4/21/2006||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|10/16/2005||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|10/10/2005||Recalled from Omaha (AHL).|
|10/03/2005||Assigned to Omaha (AHL).|
|8/15/2005||Signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|7/05/2013||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators.|
|10/12/2011||Minnesota Wild traded Eric Nystrom to the Dallas Stars for future considerations.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Minnesota Wild.|
|6/22/2002||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 1st round (10th overall) in 2002.|
| 02/01/2016 4:35 PM
NewsNystrom (foot) has been placed on injured reserve, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
| 01/27/2016 10:31 PM
NewsNystrom suffered a broken foot in Tuesday's game, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
| 01/27/2016 9:57 PM
NewsNystrom (undisclosed) is out Wednesday against the Flames.
| 01/17/2016 8:36 PM
NewsNystrom scored his seventh goal of the season in Saturday's 3-0 shutout win over the Wild.
| 12/24/2015 4:50 PM
NewsNystrom is averaging just 11:36 in ice time per game this season, significantly less than the 13:12 and 14:52 he saw the previous two seasons.
| 11/21/2015 6:32 PM
NewsNystrom was activated from the injured reserve Saturday.
| 11/20/2015 6:46 PM
NewsNystrom (upper body) didn't take part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will not play Friday against Columbus, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
| 11/17/2015 7:55 PM
NewsNystrom (upper body) did not participate in line rushes in Tuesday morning's practice, indicating he is likely to miss Tuesday evening's home tilt against the Ducks, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports.
| 11/16/2015 2:32 PM
NewsNystrom (upper body) returned to practice with the team Monday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
| 11/09/2015 12:53 PM
NewsNystrom (upper body) was placed on injured reserve by the Predators on Monday.
| 11/06/2015 5:33 PM
NewsNystrom (upper body) didn't suit up for Thursday's tilt against Minnesota.
| 11/02/2015 4:35 PM
NewsNystrom (upper body) did not practice Monday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
| 11/01/2015 8:06 PM
NewsNystrom (upper body) has been scratched from Sunday's game against the Ducks, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
| 10/29/2015 1:23 AM
NewsNystrom made his only shot count Wednesday in San Jose, registering a goal just 3:22 into the contest.
| 10/13/2015 10:31 PM
NewsNystrom scored an empty-net goal in Tuesday's win against the Devils.
Eric Nystrom gets 13th goal in loss | 03/15/2014 10:59 PM
NewsEric Nystrom potted the only goal for the Predators in their 4-1 loss Saturday night against the Blues.
ImpactNystrom's goal was his 13th of the season, good for a three-way tie for fourth on the team. With a strong finish, Nystrom could top his career-high of 16 goals he attained in the 2011-12 season. Colton Sissons and Paul Gaustad got the assists.
Nystrom 4-goal game v team that drafted him | 01/25/2014 2:45 PM
NewsEric Nystrom's four goal game Friday night came against the team that drafted him--the Flames.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactWho says players don't want to do well against teams that discarded them? It was Nystrom's first career NHL hat trick and four-goal game. His previous high was a two-goal contest when he was playing for Calgary. Nystrom seemed to be much more focussd on the fact that the Predators lost the game than on his individual performance. "A lot of good memories here," Nystrom said. "This is where my career started, I have the utmost respect for this organization and coming in here and playing in front of these fans, they're really great fans, it's just frustrating that we let that one slip away." Nystrom has been a nice surprise for the Preds but he really isn't fantasy relevant.
Nystrom scores four but Flames top Predators | 01/25/2014 2:39 AM
NewsEric Nystrom scored all four of the Nashville Predators' goals in regulation Friday night, but the Calgary Flames rallied to force overtime and earned a 5-4 victory when Sean Monahan scored in the fourth round of the shootout.
ImpactNystrom now has 11 goals and four assists in 50 games this season. Matt Cullen and Roman Josi both assisted two goals in the loss.
Eric Nystrom returns to Preds' lineup | 11/23/2013 11:12 PM
NewsForward Eric Nystrom returned to the Nashville lineup Saturday night after missing three games with an upper-body injury.
ImpactNystrom had two shots on net and two hits in the Preds' 2-0 loss to the visiting New York Rangers.
Preds' Eric Nystrom may return from UBI Sat. | 11/21/2013 4:16 PM
NewsEric Nystrom (head) will sit Thursday, but he may play Saturday.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactCoach Barry Trotz sounded confident that Nystrom will be ready to play against the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
Eric Nystrom might return Thursday | 11/20/2013 6:36 PM
NewsEric Nystrom (head) is considered questionable for Thursday's game.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactNystrom has missed two straight games since he was hit behind the ear. He has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 19 games this season.
Eric Nystrom won't be back Tuesday | 11/19/2013 2:56 PM
NewsEric Nystrom (upper body) will miss his second straight game on Tuesday.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactAlthough it is being called an upper-body injury, what happened is he was hit behind the ear. "When you get knocked there, it affects your balance a little bit," coach Barry Trotz said. "He's fine. He's a tough kid, it won't affect him."
Eric Nystrom won't play Saturday due to UBI | 11/16/2013 5:58 PM
NewsEric Nystrom won't play Saturday night after he was injured in a fight with Tanner Glass on Friday.
Nick Cole on Twitter
ImpactHe has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 19 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Eric Nystrom's shorthanded goal helps Preds | 10/20/2013 10:28 PM
NewsThe Nashville Predators had a successful weekend in Canada, beating the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday and, thanks in part to a short-handed goal by Eric Nystrom, beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Sunday.
ImpactNystrom's goal was the first of the game, coming 20 seconds into the second period. Other scorers for Nashville Sunday were Matt Cullen (second) and Patric Hornqvist (first).
No fine or suspension for Eric Nystrom | 10/20/2013 2:06 PM
NewsThe NHL decided that Eric Nystrom won't get supplemental discipline for his hit on Daniel Briere from Saturday.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactThe league believes that the contact was accidental. Nystrom has been a solid fit for the Nashville Predators, even if he only has two points in eight games. His penalty minute potential (16 so far this season) is solid, yet probably not enough for serious consideration considering his career numbers.
Eric Nystrom off to a good start with Preds | 09/15/2013 10:27 AM
NewsEric Nystrom is making a strong impression in training camp with Nashville.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactNystrom inked a four-year/$10 million contract with the Predators in July. "He's going to kill some penalties and move up and down on the left side a little bit," coach Barry Trotz said. "You can see him playing with some offensive players and giving them that backbone - that guy who is going to get to the net and create some of that havoc when we're funneling pucks there. Other times he might be in a pure checking role playing head-to-head against some top players to get them off their game." Nystrom might push the 200-hit mark in 2013-14, but he shouldn't get much more than 20 points.
Eric Nystrom signs four year deal with Preds | 07/05/2013 3:47 PM
NewsThe Nashville Predators have signed Eric Nystrom to a four-year/$10 million contract.
ImpactNystrom played for the Dallas Stars the last two seasons, scoring seven goals and 11 points last season and 16 goals and 21 points the previous year. Do not expect Nystrom to score a lot with the Predators and since he'll be a bottom six forward, he'll have little to no fantasy value.
Nystrom's first of the year is a game-winner | 02/13/2013 1:30 AM
NewsEric Nystrom scored the game-winning goal in Dallas' 4-1 victory over Edmonton on Tuesday night.
ImpactThe fourth-line left winger was surprisingly effective on Tuesday. Aside from scoring the go-ahead marker in the third, Nystrom finished with a plus-3 rating. Jaromir Jagr also added his fourth goal of the year later in the final frame.
|1/12/2016||Nas||Chi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. Min||last:Jan 16||1|
|Assists||0||40 times-last:at Van||last:Jan 26||2|
|Points||1||7 times-last:vs. Min||last:Jan 16||3|
|Penalty Minutes||7||at Min||Nov 21||7|
|Plus/Minus||1||8 times-last:at Edm||last:Jan 23||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||40 times-last:at Van||last:Jan 26||0|
|Power Play Points||0||40 times-last:at Van||last:Jan 26||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. Chi||Dec 10||1|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Chi||Dec 10||1|
|Shots||3||at Chi||Dec 8||4|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Min)|
|Assists||8||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Min)|
|Points||21||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Nas)|
|Penalty Minutes||89||2008-09 (Cgy)|
|Plus/Minus||0||2 times-last: 2014-15 (Nas)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2010-11 (Min)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||4 times-last: 2014-15 (Nas)|
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