Predators put top scorer Filip Forsberg on injured reserve

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg has been placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, the team announced Saturday before its home game against the Minnesota Wild.

Forsberg had 15:04 of ice time Friday night in a loss in Minnesota. His last shift ended with 8:40 remaining in the third period.
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Saturday night is the first regular-season or postseason game Laviolette has coached the Predators without Forsberg in the lineup.
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Earlier Saturday, Nashville recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Thorson injured the knee while running a trick play during the second quarter of last week’s bowl game in Nashville. He will have surgery to repair the ligament later this month, and a statement from the football program said there’s no current timetable for him to return to practice.

Thorson will spend the next two-to-three weeks working with the Northwestern athletic training staff on prehabilitation in anticipation of a mid-January surgical repair, the statement from a Northwestern spokesperson said.

David Steele: Cam Newton, after being so much of his old self most of the season, suddenly became the least reliable link in the Panthers’ chain last week. That puts the Panthers’ stellar defense in the hot seat, needing to slow Ingram, Kamara, Michael Thomas and triggerman Drew Brees to give them a chance. That’s a tall order 鈥?too tall.

Lewis, whose contract is expiring, said he and Bengals owner Mike Brown will have a talk on Monday morning and go from there. Multiple Bengals players said they don’t know what Lewis’ future holds, and his assistants seem in the dark as well.