Hornqvist missed Monday's game after being injured on Saturday vs. New York. Hornqvist is an important part of the Preds offence and power-play with his net-front presence. His injury is not believed to be too serious, but he will not travel with the team to Columbus.
Hornqvist suffered the injury in Saturday's loss to the Rangers. He left after playing just 4:07 and did not return. Predators head coach Barry Trotz said he is hopeful to have Hornqvist back at some point over four game/six day stretch. Hornqvist has six goals and 13 points in 23 games.
Patric Hornqvist is practicing on a line with Colin Wilson and David Legwand.
Predators head coach Barry Trotz said on Monday he expected to have one of either Hornqvist or Filip Forsberg back for tomorrow's opener. It appears Hornqvist will be in the lineup after dealing with a lower-body injury at the end of the preseason.
Hornqvist will play for the first time January 26 but will return to the Predators lineup today but will see limited minutes. This is good news for the Predators as they get their 2012 leading goal scorer back.
Hornqvist participated in Predators practice this morning.
Barry Trotz said yesterday once Hornqvist returns to normal practice he's about a week away from playing. This is good news for the Predators because Hornqvist is one of their most important offensive players. He should be back shortly.