Jan 14, 2011, 4:12 PM EST
This means that the rugged defenseman won’t be able to appear in a home-and-home series against the Chicago Blackhawks this weekend. Considering O’Brien’s roots with the Vancouver Canucks – a hated rival of the Hawks – and the thin margin between Chicago and Nashville, this could be a tough loss for the Predators.
O’Brien scored two goals and five assists for seven points with a -8 rating and 41 penalty minutes in 43 games this season with Nashville.
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