The Predators will be without Filip Forsberg for quite some time.

Story written by Mark Harris

The Nashville Predators placed Filip Forsberg on injured reserve on December 30 with an upper-body injury. On Wednesday the Preds gave an update on the forward’s injury stating he will miss four to six weeks of action:

“Just as the Nashville Predators welcomed Ryan Ellis back to the lineup, they learned they’ll have to deal with the absence of another star for at least the next month.

The Preds announced Wednesday forward Filip Forsberg will miss the next four to six weeks due to an upper-body injury sustained on Dec. 29 at Minnesota.”

Forsberg left the ice with 8:40 remaining during Nashville’s loss to the Wild on December 29 after taking just four shifts in the third period and did not return.┬áThe Swede leads the Preds in scoring with 34 points (15G, 19A).

This certainly isn’t the greatest news, but the situation could be worse. At most, according to this update, he’ll miss a maximum of six weeks which one of those weeks will include the NHL All-Star break and another will include a bye week. In total, Nashville plays just eight games over the next 23 days.

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