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Top Predators Prospect Expected To Miss Next 4-6 Weeks



Fedor Svechkov
Photo of Fedor Svechkov courtesy of the Milwaukee Admirals

Nashville Predators prospect Fedor Svechkov was having a breakout season for the Milwaukee Admirals before suffering a lower-body injury in Monday’s 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Moose.

The injury occurred with a little less than 13 minutes left in the second period when he took a forceful hit from a Moose defender along the boards in the defensive zone. Svechkov had to be helped off the ice and didn’t put any weight on his left leg.


“It wasn’t pretty,” Predators GM Barry Trotz told 102.5 The Game on Tuesday. “We understand he’s going to miss a few weeks here, probably four to six. It’s nothing major; I’d say probably 75% of the players who’ve played this great game have had an injury like this at some point. I don’t expect any surgery, I don’t expect anything like that. It’s just going to be some time to heal, strengthen and get back on the ice and continue his journey.”

Before the injury, Svechkov had really settled into a groove. He had points in three straight games and 11 points in his last 11 games, including two multi-point games. He’d also had a six-game point streak from Dec. 27 to Jan. 10.

The 20-year-old Russian had been centering Milwaukee’s top line with Zachary L’Heureux and Joakim Kemell for the last handful of games after Mark Jankowski and Egor Afanasyev were both called up to the NHL.

During Milwaukee’s 17-game win streak, which is tied for the second-longest in AHL history, Svechkov tallied four goals and 15 points on 31 shots with a plus-7 rating. He’s the Admirals’ third-leading scorer behind Jankowski and Afanasyev, notching 33 points in 45 games. His 13 goals are also third-most on the team.

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