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Radulov, Kostitsyn to miss Game 3 for Preds

Nashville forwards Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn will miss Game 3 of the Predators' Western Conference semifinal series against Phoenix on Wednesday for violating team rules.

The Predators trail the best-of-seven set, 2-0, after dropping both games in Phoenix this past weekend.

Predators general manager David Poile did not divulge the exact reason for the decision on Tuesday.

"The Nashville Predators have a few simple rules centered around doing the right things," Poile said in a statement. "We have always operated with a team-first mentality and philosophy. Violating team rules is not fair to our team and their teammates."

Radulov leads the Predators with six points in seven playoff games this spring, while Kostitsyn's three goals are tied for the team lead with Gabriel Bourque.