The Nashville Predators will receive an offensive boost against the Dallas Stars on Friday with forward Mikael Granlund set to make his season debut, head coach John Hynes confirmed, according to The Athletic's Adam Vingan.
Granlund, 28, joined the Predators at practice for the first time Thursday after arriving from Finland and completing his quarantine requirements this past week.
The Predators acquired him from the Minnesota Wild just prior to the 2019 trade deadline. He inked a one-year, $3.75-million deal with Nashville in December.
The 5-foot-10 Finn amassed 17 goals and 30 points over 63 games during his first full season with the Predators in 2019-20, adding one assist over four playoff contests.