Viktor Arvidsson injury update: Nashville Predators forward out 4-6 weeks

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Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson is expected to be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Sunday.

Arvidsson was injured in the first period of Saturday's game against the St. Louis Blues, when he was cross-checked into the Blues' net by defenseman Robert Bortuzzo. He fell after hitting his head on the crossbar. As the 26-year-old tried to get up, Bortuzzo delivered another check to Arvidsson's back, knocking him down again before goaltender Jordan Binnington delivered another hit to the forward.

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Arvidsson skated off in pain and did not return to game action. Despite hitting his head on the play, the injury — which remains undisclosed — does not involve the upper body.

Bortuzzo was given a hearing on Sunday and received a four-game suspension for his actions.

In 22 games for Nashville this season, Arvidsson has six goals and 15 points.

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