Predators forward McCarron reinstated by NHL/NHLPA assistance program

TORONTO — Nashville Predators forward Michael McCarron has been returned to available status after receiving care from the NHL and NHL Players' Association's player assistance program.

McCarron entered the program on Dec. 11 for an unspecified reason.

The NHL and NHLPA started the player assistance program in 1996, giving players access to a confidential phone line and counsellors in each city in the league. The jointly funded group assists players and their families with mental health, substance abuse and other matters.

The 27-year-old McCarron, from Grosse Pointe, Mich., has one goal, one assist and 21 shots on goal in 15 games this season.

The Predators face the Blues in St. Louis on Thursday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 18, 2023.

The Canadian Press