Preds’ Michael McCarron back from player assistance program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville forward Michael McCarron is available to the Predators after entering the player assistance program of the NHL and NHL Players’ Association. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association announced Wednesday that McCarron returned after receiving care through the joint player assistance program. McCarron still will have access to any needed follow-up care as needed. The 27-year-old McCarron entered the program Dec. 11 without the league and union specifying the reason. He played in 15 games with one goal and an assist this season.

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