So far this season, things have not gone the way the Nashville Predators were hoping it would as they’ve picked up just one win (1-1-3) over the first five games of the shortened NHL regular season. For a team that could use all of the help they can get over the next couple of games to get back on track, the Predators now have to deal with the injury of forward Patric Hornqvist.
The Predators forward is out indefinitely after suffering a lower body injury during Saturday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks–which they happened to lose 3-2 in overtime to make the situation even more difficult to deal with. What makes things even worse for Nashville is there’s no timetable as far as when Hornqvist could return to the lineup–so it should be interesting to see how these next couple of weeks go for the Predators.
Hornqvist may only have one goal and three assists over the team’s first five games of the season, but his numbers from last year that have expectations high once again for the 26-year-old this season. Hornqvist is coming off a 2011-12 season in which he recorded 27 goals to go along with 16 assists–which Nashville would obviously love to see similar numbers once again this season.
Hopefully, this latest injury doesn’t keep Hornqvist off the ice for too long for the Predators and he can bounce back even stronger than before. Otherwise, Nashville may be facing even more struggles than they’ve already dealt with in the future over the next couple of weeks.
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