Predators' Viktor Arvidsson out 6-8 weeks with broken thumb

Viktor Arvidsson is expected to miss action until 2019.

The Predators forward will be sidelined the next six to eight weeks as he recovers from a broken thumb, the team announced Thursday.

Arvidsson returned from a three-game absence Saturday after dealing with a lower-body injury, but was hurt when he crashed into the boards during the Predators’ 5-4 overtime win over the Stars.

He was placed on injured reserve this week with what Nashville called an upper-body injury. 

Arvidsson, 25, has eight goals and five assists in 13 games this season. He logged 29 goals and 61 points in 78 games during the 2017-18 campaign.

The Predators (13-4-1) are slated to visit the Coyotes (8-8-1) at 9 p.m. ET Thursday.