Nashville general manager David Poile says Predators forward Kevin Fiala suffered a femur fracture during Game 1 against St. Louis and is recovering from surgery to repair his femur.
Poile detailed Fiala's injury in a statement Thursday.
The general manager says Fiala had surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and will start rehabilitation when he returns to Nashville.
The 20-year-old Fiala was hit by Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and went hard into the boards behind the St. Louis net at 1:46 of the second period Wednesday night. His injury led to a 17-minute delay while Fiala received medical attention. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher to the hospital.
Nashville won 4-3 for a 1-0 second-round series lead.
The 11th draft pick in 2014, Fiala scored two goals in the Predators' first-round sweep of Chicago.
Nashville Predator's Kevin Fiala is out for the season with a fractured femur and won't be joining the team in their race for the Stanley Cup.
Fiala sustained a fracture to his left femur in the Preds dominate win over the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night.
The Preds said Fiala underwent successful surgery in St. Louis and is recovering:
“During last night’s game, Kevin Fiala sustained a fracture of his left femur. He underwent successful surgery at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and is resting comfortably. He is extremely disappointed that he will not be able to help his teammates in their quest for the Stanley Cup, but is looking forward to starting his rehabilitation upon his return to Nashville. The Predator’s organization would like to thank the St. Louis Blues Medical Team, especially Head Trainer Ray Barile, Drs. Rick Wright and William Ricci, as well as the nurses and personnel at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital for their outstanding care.”