Can Forsberg stay healthy?
When he’s on the ice and at 100 percent, he’s a great scorer that’s more than capable of putting up 40-plus goals for a season. Problem is he hasn’t been able to play a full season for now three-straight seasons. He’s currently missed the last four games after taking a brutal hit from Vegas’ Mark Stone over a week ago.
Forsberg played in all 82 games for three-straight seasons from 2014 to 2017. However, in the past two seasons he’s missed 33 regular season games. It’s kept him from really exploding offensively by missing so much time.
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I’m really hoping that this injury doesn’t continue to linger. My guess is that they’re being very cautious as it’s so early in the season. After all, the Predators have points in three of the four games he’s missed. With that said, the offense isn’t nearly as unstoppable without him.
There’s obviously no clear-cut answer to whether or not Forsberg can stay healthy. I don’t think it’s a durability issue, but more of just bad luck. Good luck and fortune is what we have to hope for, and that he doesn’t miss any critical time in the home stretch of the regular season in March and April. He might be the most valuable player on the team outside of Pekka Rinne and Matt Duchene.