Forsberg (hand) is expected to miss about 4-to-6 weeks, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports. Forsberg's absence will be a huge loss for the Predators, leaving the club without its leading goal-scorer for an extended period. There will obviously be some line shuffling among the forwards in his absence, with newly recalled prospect Eeli Tolvanen likely factoring into the top two lines in place of Forsberg.
The Predators placed Forsberg (hand) on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports. Forsberg will miss the Predators' next three games at a minimum due to his hand injury. The recently recalled Eeli Tolvanen will likely slot into a top-six role for the duration of Forsberg's absence.
Forsberg netted a shorthanded goal in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Blues. Forsberg got the best of Jake Allen on a breakaway midway through the second period, solving St. Louis' known-to-be-shaky netminder for his first shorthanded goal of the campaign. The 24-year-old Swedish winger is authoring another great season and ranks fourth in goals (14) while being tied for the team lead in points at the quarter mark.
Forsberg scored a goal in Monday's 3-2 win over the Lightning. Forsberg is firing shots at the highest rate of his career with 72 over the first 21 games, putting him on pace for 281 shots. He's converted on 18.1 percent of his attempts to total 13 goals thus far. Although that shooting rate is likely unsustainable, he has a solid shot to beat his career-high of 33 goals.
Forsberg scored two goals and dished an assist in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Sharks. It was Forsberg's fifth multi-point game of the season and puts him back on point-per-game pace with 12 goals and six helpers in 18 games. He'll look to ride the momentum into Thursday's road matchup with the Coyotes.
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