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Predators’ Ryan Suter missing the All-Star game?

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Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter has been named to his first All-Star team. Unfortunately, he may not be able to play on it due to an upper-body injury he suffered Jan. 14 against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The game will take place Jan. 29 in Ottawa and the 26-year-old is doubtful he'll be competing, according to the Tennessean. "If I can't play here, I don't see how I could go do that," he said, according to the paper. "It doesn't look good to your teammates. It's good to know you made the All-Star team, but you also want to go and experience it."

Suter is averaging 26:31 minutes of ice time per game and has scored five goals and notched 20 assists in the 45 games he's played this season.

He played one period on Monday night against the New York Islanders before being pulled and then missed games on Tuesday and Thursday. The paper notes that he is going to try and return on Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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