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Predators leading scorer Martin Erat scratched for Blackhawks with upper body injury

CHICAGO - Nashville Predators forward Martin Erat, who leads the team with 57 points, was scratched from Sunday night's game against the Chicago Blackhawks with an upper body injury.

Erat has 18 goals and 39 assists this season and has tied his career high in points. He played 19 minutes, 18 seconds Saturday night in the Predators' 3-1 win over Winnipeg.

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