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Predators D Alexandre Carrier (upper body) out 4-6 weeks

Field Level Media
27 Jan 2023, 03:55 GMT+10

Nashville Predators defenseman Alexandre Carrier will miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced Thursday.

In a corresponding move, the Predators recalled defenseman Kevin Gravel from Milwaukee of the American Hockey League.

Carrier, 26, last played Tuesday night against Winnipeg but logged just 4:40 of ice time. He was injured in a fight against Jets defenseman Logan Stanley.

"He's been playing great, so obviously you hate to see that go down," Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm said. "But he did what he thought was right. It was unfortunate the way it happened. He stood up for a teammate. That was great. So good on him, but obviously we'll miss him."

Carrier has eight points (two goals, six assists) and 25 penalty minutes in 40 games this season. He has 41 points (six goals, 35 assists) in 141 career games played, all with the Predators.

Gravel, 30, has appeared in four games for Nashville this season. He has 13 points (one goal, 12 assists) in 113 games with four different teams in parts of six seasons.

--Field Level Media

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