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I don’t like to say a player vanished, as a rule, but Granlund was not doing much to make himself visible. He also set a career high in penalty minutes this season with 28, which is the wrong kind of visibility, and toward the end of the season despite his improved production he went badly underwater in 5v5 shot share. Also, he is bad defensively at 4v5—despite, for the most part, being solid or good defensively at even strength—and should not play on the penalty kill.
The Nashville Predators announced Wednesday morning the signing of forward Michael McCarron to a one-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 in the NHL, $225,000 in the AHL. McCarron arrived in the organization in January following a trade that saw Nashville swap AHL prospects with Montreal Canadiens affiliate Laval Rocket, sending Laurent Dauphin in exchange for the 25 year old forward. Montreal originally drafted McCarron 25th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.