Originally written on Fang Faction  |  Last updated 2/17/13
Nashville_predators_v_4aa8
(Photo by: Kristen Jerkins/Flickr) Kevin Wilson, Nashville Predators Player Relations guy, reported on Twitter, "Patric Hornqvist is on the plane to Denver. He's expected to be activated from injured reserve tomorrow morning." This comes just in time for the Monday afternoon game against the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drops at 2:07pm CT. Hornqvist was injured in the first meeting between the Anaheim Ducks on January 26. Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf landed awkwardly on Hornqvist's leg. The team doctors diagnosed the Preds' grinder with a sprained knee and would be out 3-4 weeks. With Hornqvist returning to the lineup Monday against the Avalanche, the assumption would be he would be back with the line of David Legwand and either Colin Wilson or Gabriel Bourque. If this was the case, that would mean Sergei Kostitsyn, who has underachieved this season, would be moved down to third line. Having the Swedish forward back in the lineup gives the Predators more grit. They have been missing that net front presence, as of late. Expect the powerplay to improve. Prior to the injury, the Predators had a 18.18% conversion rate on the powerplay. After the injury, it dropped to 8.33% by going 3/36 with the man advantage. Currently, Nashville is ranked 22nd in the league with a 14.5% conversion rate.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ian Kennedy watches birth of daughter on FaceTime before start

Matt Williams wants Bryce Harper to stop getting ejected

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Larry Lucchino stepping down as Red Sox CEO

Las Vegas Mob Museum to open FIFA corruption exhibit

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Does NFL have a motive to settle with Tom Brady?

Big Ten coaches opposed to 9-game conference schedule

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

Bobby Wagner, Seahawks agree to contract extension

Blount won't talk about reported failed conditioning test

Greg Hardy helps pay Cowboys fans to fly anti-Eagles banner

Report: 7-foot Aussie center to join Kentucky's 2015 class

Eagles trade CB Brandon Boykin to Steelers

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

Browns owner: ‘We haven’t given up on Johnny Manziel’

Junior Seau’s daughter will speak at Hall of Fame induction

Golden State Warriors: the rich get richer

NFL, Brady could settle to avoid appeal documents going public

Miguel Herrera apologizes for costly Philly airport fight

Russell Wilson contract $60 million guaranteed? Not so fast

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker