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Predators' top scorer, Ryan Johansen, out for remainder of playoffs

Predators' top scorer, Ryan Johansen, out for remainder of playoffs

A Western Conference finals defined by dramatic swings took a profound, unexpected turn Friday.

Just a few hours after the Ducks finished talking about the growth of their young players, the Nashville Predators announced devastating news about one of theirs.

Ryan Johansen, Nashville’s leading scorer, suffered a season-ending left-thigh injury in Game 4 that required emergency surgery. He is out two to three months.

Johansen got hit by Ducks defenseman Josh Manson in the second period but continued playing until about a minute before Corey Perry’s overtime goal gave the Ducks a 3-2 win that tied the best-of-seven series 2-2, with Game 5 on Saturday at Honda...

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