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Predators’ Martin Erat, Jordin Tootoo both sit out against Blues with upper-body injuries

ST. LOUIS – Nashville Predators forward Martin Erat missed Tuesday night’s game at St. Louis because of an upper-body injury.

Erat, the team’s leading scorer, was held out for the second straight game after missing the Predators’ 6-1 win at Chicago on Sunday. Erat has 18 goals and 57 points.

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Predators winger Jordin Tootoo, who also has an upper-body injury, did not dress on Tuesday. Tootoo appeared to sustain the injury during a first-period fight with Chicago winger Brandon Bollig on Sunday. He has six goals and 23 assists this season.