Saturday, December 30, 2017
Preds' Forsberg Placed on IR
On Friday night, the Nashville Predators lost the services of forward Filip Forsberg in the 3rd period against the Minnesota Wild and didn't return to action. The coaching staff didn't have much of an update for the media after the game and now on Saturday, the team has placed the dynamic forward on the Injured Reserve, retroactive to Friday night, and recalled Frederick Gaudreau from the AHL to take his spot.
Placement on the IR means that the injury will keep Forsberg out for at least a week, but there has been no indication from the team to say how much longer, if it is, it could be before he's back in the lineup.
This injury puts a huge hole in the Nashville lineup, as Forsberg has been great this season, scoring 15 goals and 34 points in 37 games before the injury, which has him ranked 46th in pool scoring, a late 2nd round pick, if we were to redraft our teams today.
For Benson, his forwards are his bread and butter this season, as he has the best group of eight active in the pool this season, collecting 256 points, thus far, and Forsberg has been a big part of that. His defense is tied for 20th this season and his goalies are also 20th, so you can see how important his forwards are for his 3rd place team overall.