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Predators’ travel plans might be up in the air

Phoenix Coyotes v Nashville Predators - Game Four

NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 04: Team mascot Gnash tries to get Nashville Predators fans cheering against the Phoenix Coyotes in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bridgestone Arena on May 2, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Frederick Breedon

Every professional sports team must deal with the rigors of travel, but the Nashville Predators might face some extra headaches next season.

Duane Marsteller reports that Swift Air LLC, the company the Predators uses, is dealing with “financial and legal problems.” Swift Air has reportedly asked out of its contract with the team.

Those issues could force the Predators to explore “alternate travel options” as the 2012-13 season approaches.

Marsteller passes along what the Predators said in court.

“The status of the debtor’s ability to perform under the contract … is of dire concern,” the Predators said in a court filing last month. “It is critical to know well in advance of the first preseason games whether the debtor will provide reliable transportation for the Predators.”

Bankruptcy courts will reportedly determine if Swift Air will keep the Predators contract on Tuesday. The company covers other pro teams, such as the Boston Celtics.

(H/T to Rotoworld.)