Kevin Fiala suffered a fractured femur in game one of the second-round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and will be out for the rest of the season, the team confirmed.
Fiala was taken off the ice on a stretcher after he hurt his left in the second period against St. Louis. The 20-year-old was hit by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the net.
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The injury led to a 17-minute delay while Fiala received medical attention. The Preds tweeted Thursday morning that he would be out for the remainder of the playoffs.
President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile gave an update on condition:
"During last night's game, Kevin Fiala sustained a fracture of his left femur. He underwent successful surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and is resting comfortably. He is extremely disappointed that he will not be able to help his teammates in their quest for the Stanley Cup, but is looking forward to starting his rehabilitation upon his return to Nashville. The Predators organization would like to thank the St. Louis Blues Medical Team, especially Head Trainer Ray Barile, Drs. Rick Wright and William Ricci, as well as the nurses and personnel at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital for their outstanding care."
The Predators responded with a Subban goal 36 seconds after play resumed. Nashville went on to win 4-3 to take a 1-0 lead in the series.