The Nashville Predators announced that forward Viktor Arvidsson is sidelined day-to-day. Team officials made the announcement on Monday evening.
From the Predators: Viktor Arvidsson is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He is traveling with the team to Detroit.
— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) April 5, 2021
Viktor Arvidsson Injured
Arvidsson collided with Chicago Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach during Saturday’s 3-0 shutout win over the Chicago Blackhawks. He left the game after lying on the ice for a few minutes after the collision. The Swede is another in a long line of Predators players that are out injured.
So far this season, Arvidsson has scored five goals and 13 assists for 18 points in38 games. He also 12 penalty minutes this season. His possession numbers are 56.6 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of 7.5.
Over his seven-year NHL career, Arvidsson has only played for the Predators. He has 122 goals and 110 assists for 232 career points in 373 career games. Nashville originally drafted him in the fourth round, 112th overall in the 2014 NHL Draft.
The second time the Skelleftea, Sweden native holds the franchise record for most goals in a season with 34 in 58 games in the 2018-19 season. He’s scored double-digits in goals in the last four seasons before this one. He’s won silver with his home country in the 2013 World Juniors.
What This Means for the Future
Nashville is having a hard time keeping players healthy with Mark Borowiecki and Alexandre Carrier added to the list of injured players. Forwards Filip Forsberg, Matt Duchene and Brad Richardson are out and so are defencemen Ryan Ellis and Luca Sbisa.
Arvidsson plays most of his time with Forsberg and Ryan Johansen as part of the vaunted “JoFA” line. However, he’s struggled this season with only five goals.
Nashville is still holding the fourth playoff spot despite all of the injuries and has been red-hot thanks to the play of Juuse Saros in goal. He and Pekka Rinne will be needed in order to keep the Preds above the playoff line.