Josi was injured last night on a high hit from Bruins winger Anton Blidh late in the first period. Blidh was assessed a major penalty for interference but will not receive any supplementary discipline from the league, CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty reports via Twitter.
As a result of the IR placement, Josi will be out for at least a week as a result of his upper body injury. The timing of the injury is far from ideal for the Predators as the team already is without P.K. Subban for likely another week at a minimum although he skated for the first time on Thursday. Josi leads all Nashville blueliners in points (22) and average ice time (25:15) this season.
As for Wilson, he has missed the last three games with a lower body injury and last played on January 6th. As a result, he’s eligible to be activated following their next game. In 38 games this season, he has six goals and 11 assists and has already matched his goal output from last season. GM David Poile doesn’t believe Wilson will be out long-term but there is no firm timetable for his return.
Wilson’s spot on the active roster will likely go to winger Cody McLeod, who was acquired from Colorado earlier today. As for Josi’s replacement, the team will likely need to bring someone up from their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee.