Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm deemed week-to-week with injury

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Jan 24, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm (14) in action during the game between the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm is considered week-to-week with an undisclosed injury, coach John Hynes announced Thursday.

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Ekholm sat out the third period of Nashville’s 6-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday. He absorbed a collision into the boards during the first period and returned for the second, only to retreat to the locker room midway into the session.

The 30-year-old Swede has recorded three points — all assists — in 12 games this season. He averages a robust 20:54 of ice time for the Predators, who have lost five of their past six games heading into Thursday’s tilt against the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

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Ekholm has 199 points (45 goals, 154 assists) in 550 career games since being selected by Nashville in the fourth round of the 2009 NHL Draft.

–Field Level Media