One of the Nashville Predators’ depth goaltenders will not be with the team for the immediate future as Connor Ingram will be voluntarily taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.
No other comment has been made from the league or the Predators. The program, which is a confidential service provided by the league and union to help players and their families with mental health, substance abuse, and other issues, has seen several players take leaves over the last few seasons, most publicly Bobby Ryan, then of the Ottawa Senators.
Ingram, 23, was a star for the Milwaukee Admirals last season, posting a .933 save percentage in 33 appearances. He signed a new three-year contract with the Predators last March and looked like the team’s third-string option heading into this season. It is not immediately clear how long Ingram will be away from the organization.