When the Nashville Predators played the Anaheim Ducks in Southern California on Saturday, winger Patric Hornqvist had a rough night. He was getting hammered along the boards throughout the contest, he took a Shea Weber slapshot to the inner thigh and then, early in the third period, Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf fell on his left leg while fighting for a puck in the corner (our friends over at On The Forecheck have a great picture of the incident).
Per Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, Nashville’s leading goal scorer last year is “out for the rest of this trip. And maybe longer.”
It’s our experience that when Head Coach Barry Trotz puts a timetable on an injury, it’s usually an optimistic view.
The Predators are 0-1-3 so far this year. With a compacted schedule and a truncated season, there’s no time to “work out the kinks.” That being said, if Hornqvist is going to be out for any length of time, they’ll need to make a move. General Manager David Poile isn’t one for knee-jerk reac...