Novak having a breakout season in Nashville

One of the key sources of consistency in Nashville has been forward Tommy Novak, who has become such a reliable driver on offense that it’s easy to forget that he didn’t even begin this season in the NHL.

After humble beginnings, Gravel close to home in Milwaukee

He overcame long odds just to make the NHL, including battles with Crohn’s disease that nearly cost him his career. Now Kevin Gravel is a dependable leader for the Milwaukee Admirals, playing close to his childhood home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Askarov enjoys week to remember

Yaroslav Askarov has had a week he won’t soon forget. A day after receiving a 2023 AHL All-Star Classic nod for his efforts in Milwaukee, Askarov was making his NHL debut with the Nashville Predators.