Thursday, November 15, 2018
Long Term Injury for Arvidsson
The Nashville Predators confirmed on Thursday afternoon that forward Viktor Arvidsson's upper-body injury is a broken thumb and that the rugged scoring forward would miss the next 6-to-8 weeks with the injury. He was placed on the Injured Reserve on Monday, expecting some considerable time away from the ice, but the long-term prognosis was announced today and it likely comes with plenty of disappointment.
He has been a very good player for the team, when healthy, scoring at a point-per-game pace, 8 goals and 13 points in 13 games, but he is quickly sliding down the rankings with the more time that he misses.
With the Waiver Draft to go in about a week and a half, then those players becoming active the week after, Neil will certainly have to have a long ponder about Arvidsson's future on his hockey pool team. No one is going to be a point-per-game player in this draft, but not having an active player means that he will have an empty spot not doing anything until the New Year.
Neil's team currently sits in 6th place, 12 points out of 1st.