NHL Daily Fix: Sunday Jan. 27: Predators' Hornqvist out indefinitely

NHL Daily Fix: Sunday Jan. 27: Predators' Hornqvist out indefinitely

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com
Hornqvist had 27 goals, 16 assists last season. (Getty Images)

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The NHL Daily Fix is your morning wakeup call with news and notes for the day's hockey action.

Morning Buzz

The Predators went down to the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night (via another shootout) and lost forward Patric Hornqvist in the process. Barry Trotz didn't say how long he'll be out, just indefinitely with a lower-body injury. He's one of Nashville's top forwards so the team will hope it's not bad. (On The Forecheck)

Speaking of injuries to productive forwards, the Blue Jackets placed young Cam Atkinson on the injured reserve because of a groin issue. Fortunately it doesn't look like he'll be out long; he's eligible to return Jan. 30. (Aaron Portzline)

The Sabres were just swept in a back-to-back with the Carolina Hurricanes and that has coach Lindy Ruff already thinking changes. With only one of four lines producing offense, he's taking a shot at trying to spread the wealth around. (Buffalo News)

Instead of a 10-game tryout, rookies this season are getting just a five-game look before their entry-level contracts start rolling. With a plethora of rookies playing out there, here's a look at some of the players teams will have to make decisions on about where they will play the rest of the season. (NHL.com)

The Wild have responded to winning their first two games by losing their next two. Still, coach Mike Yeo isn't discouraged as his team is controlling the puck a lot more than it was when winning in the early going last season. Meanwhile, Ryan Suter is off to a slow start but he's not offering up any excuses. (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

Sunday schedule

Buffalo at Washington (3 ET)
Pittsburgh at Ottawa (5 ET)
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay (6 ET)
New Jersey at Montreal (6 ET)
Detroit at Chicago (7 ET)
Minnesota at St. Louis (8 ET)
New York Islanders at Winnipeg (8 ET)
Vancouver at San Jose (8 ET)

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