Nashville Predators: Grading the Predators offseason activity

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Injury Update

Throughout the playoffs and offseason, the Nashville Predators were plagued with injuries. First up was forward Kevin Fiala, who broke his left femur during Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals in St. Louis. Fiala was having a breakout run during the playoffs, with many key goals and an electric presence on offense. Fiala’s injury was serious and rather gruesome, however Fiala was seen skating less than two months after the injury, and claims to be full healthy now.

After Fiala, center Ryan Johansen went down in the Western Conference Final with acute compartment syndrome in his left thigh. The injury was very serious at the time, however like Fiala, he says that he is completely healthy.

Then came Ryan Ellis. Ellis suffered a knee injury in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, however, played through the injury in Game 6. Ellis had surgery on the knee this offseason, and is expected to be out until December or January while recovering from the surgery.