NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Predators forward Filip Forsberg has been added to the NHL All-Star game being played Sunday, making him the only rookie in the lineup.
The league announced the addition Wednesday, the news coming on the heels of the Penguins announcing that Evgeni Malkin will not be able to play in the game due to a lower-body injury.
Malkin was checked by trainers Tuesday in the second period against Philadelphia, returned and finished. But he couldn’t play Wednesday against Chicago after testing himself during warmups. There is no timetable for his return.
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Forsberg already was headed to Columbus for the rookie portion of the weekend. He leads the Predators and all rookies with 40 points through 45 games. He also is plus-24, which is third overall in the NHL.