Arvidsson (undisclosed) didn't emerge from the locker room for the third period of Friday's Game 4 versus Arizona, Paul Skrbina of The Tennessean reports. Arvidsson appeared to be in discomfort after taking a puck to the ribs at the end of the second period and stayed in the locker room for the beginning of the third. He has yet to be officially ruled out of the remainder of the contest, but at this point it looks like the Predators may have to force a Game 5 in order for the dimunitive sniper to get another chance to play this season.
Arvidsson scored his second goal of the playoffs during Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. After lighting the lamp on the power play in Game 2, Arvidsson hammered a shot past Darcy Kuemper on Wednesday for Nashville's only offense. He's put 13 shots on net through the three games, and the 27-year-old will need to keep firing away Friday if the Preds are going to avoid elimination.
Arvidsson notched an assist for the second straight game in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Stars. On the positive side, this marked the first time Arvidsson recorded points in consecutive games for the first time since the end of December. At the same time, however, the 26-year-old Swede has been skating primarily on the team's fourth line of late, which has resulted in his ice time dropping to an average TOI of just 13:07 over the past five games, a sharp decline from the 17-18 minutes he was seeing earlier in the season. Now with just 27 points in 56 games, Arvidsson has been a real disappointment for fantasy owners this season. Hopefully he can extend his current point streak down the stretch as the Preds try to hang onto one of the two wildcard playoff spots in the Western Conference.
Arvidsson scored the game-winning goal on two shots in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Ottawa. Arvidsson broke a 2-2 deadlock with a power-play goal midway through the second period, his 14th tally of the year. It was just the second point in 12 February games for the 26-year-old. Arvidsson averaged 57 points over the previous three seasons but has just 24 in 50 games in 2019-20.
Arvidsson extended his current scoring drought to six games Thursday against the Islanders. Arvidsson continues to skate primarily on the Preds' top line with Ryan Johansen and Mikael Granlund; however, his ice time has taken a bit of a dip recently -- in the past six games, his average TOI is just 14:30, a full two minutes lower than his season average of 16:41. Scoring-wise, the Swedish winger now has just seven points in 22 games since returning from a lower-body injury in mid-December. If you haen't already, you might want to stash him on your fantasy bench in favor of a more consistent option.
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