Predators Erat out with injury against Chicago

Nashville Predators forward Martin Erat, who leads the team with

57 points, was scratched from Sunday night’s game against the

Chicago Blackhawks with an upper body injury.

Erat has 18 goals and 39 assists this season and has tied his

career high in points. He played 19 minutes, 18 seconds Saturday

night in the Predators’ 3-1 win over Winnipeg.