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Predators’ Hendricks suffers upper-body injury against Coyotes

Nashville Predators v New York Islanders

skates against the New York Islanders during a preseason game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.

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Nashville Predators forward Matt Hendricks suffered an upper-body injury and will not return to Thursday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes, as per Joshua Cooper of The Tennessean.

Hendricks left the game in the second period, after taking a heavy hit from Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris.

He appeared to suffer a cut above his right eye. Morris did not receive a penalty on the play.

Hendricks, 32, had yet to record a point in 12 regular season games. He opened the scoring for Nashville, with his first of the season in the first period.

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