Slip sliding away
(Statistics through May 23)
Top of the week: The Nashville Predators are set to part ways with their oft-injured left-wing Eric Nystrom.
Nystrom, 33, appeared in just 46 games for the Predators this season. He scored seven goals with no assists.
The son of NY Islanders favorite Bobby Nystrom, Eric broke in with the Calgary Flames in 2005, appearing in two games. He spent the entire following year in the minors before returning for good in 2007. Nystrom also played for the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars before coming to Nashville for the 2013 season. He has 75 goals and 48 assists in 593 regular season games.
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Correction: The May 12 Sports Korner reported that Nate Freiman, a first baseman signed to a minor league contract by the Boston Red Sox, was a graduate of Wellesley College. He was actually a graduate of Wellesley High School in Massachusetts. Freiman received a BA in history from Duke University in 2009.