Paul Gaustad: (Upper Body) Returns To Nashville For Evaluation Staff

Update: Gaustad (upper body) returned to Nashville on Wednesday to be further evaluated by team doctors, the Tennessean reports.

Recommendation: Predators coach Barry Trotz said Gaustad will not play Thursday against the Canucks after leaving Tuesday's game with the upper body injury. Trotz did, however, leave open the possibility Gaustad could return for the remainder of the club's road trip. Gaustad's current ailment is reportedly not related to the one that cost him seven games earlier this season.