Preds’ Viktor Arvidsson out 4-6 Weeks with Lower Body Injury

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators say forward Viktor Arvidsson will miss four to six weeks after hurting his lower body when cross-checked during the first period of Saturday night’s 4-2 win over St. Louis.

The Predators provided the update on Arvidsson’s injury Sunday.

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Nashville Predators right wing Viktor Arvidsson battles for the puck with Vancouver Canucks defenseman Christopher Tanev (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Arvidsson was cross-checked by Robert Bortuzzo at 6:08 of the first period with the Blues defenceman given only a 2-minute penalty. The NHL announced after the game on Twitter that Bortuzzo would have a player safety hearing Sunday.

The Predators forward had an assist but played only 4:15 due to the hit.

Nashville hosts St. Louis on Monday night.


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