Predators’ Viktor Arvidsson out 6-8 weeks with broken thumb

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Nashville Predators left winger Viktor Arvidsson shoots and scores a goal against the Winnipeg Jets. (Mark Humphrey/AP)

The Nashville Predators received some rough news Thursday, as the team announced forward Viktor Arvidsson will be out for the next 6-8 weeks due to a broken thumb.

Arvidsson sustained the injury late in Sunday’s 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars. He was placed on injured reserve earlier this week prior to the team knowing the severity of the injury.

Arvidsson is coming off back-to-back 61-point seasons and is also a threat while killing penalties so it’s a tough break, literally and figuratively, for the team.

The 25-year-old winger has eight goals and five assists in 13 games played this season.

In other Predators news, defenceman P.K. Subban will miss Thursday’s game against the Coyotes with an upper-body injury. Subban suffered the injury Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks and only skated 7:07 of ice-time in that game.

The Predators placed Subban on injured reserve Thursday and activated veteran defenceman Dan Hamhuis from the IR.

Forward Austin Watson, who just finished serving an 18-game suspension, is eligible to return to Nashville’s lineup Thursday.

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