Ducks' Ruutu suspended following hit

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:38 AM ET

One of the Nashville Predators's top offensive threats, forward Martin Erat, will miss Game 5 of the series against the Ducks Saturday in Anaheim.

Erat was injured on a second-period hit from the Ducks' Jarkko Ruutu in Game 4 and did not return. He is listed as having an upper-body injury.

The 29-year-old Czech winger had 17 goals and 33 assists in 64 games this season, and one goal and two assists in the four playoff games against Anaheim.

The series is tied 2-2.


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