A former Nashville Predators player is suing the NHL team for medical expenses that he says stem from a series of injuries he got on the ice.

Eric Nystrom, who played with the Predators from 2013-16, filed the lawsuit through an attorney Wednesday in Davidson County Circuit Court.

The complaint specifies three separate times Nystrom was injured while playing hockey for the Predators: hurting his hip and leg on Sept. 3, 2013; suffering a concussion on Nov. 15, 2013; and injuring his back on Jan. 12, 2014.

Each injury left him "temporarily and totally disabled for a period of time" and he also has "a permanent partial disability" as a result, the lawsuit states.

In a text message after the lawsuit was filed, Nystrom said he was “just pursuing my rights under the (Tennessee Workers' Compensation) Law."

"It’s as simple as that," he said.

The Predators declined to address the lawsuit in a statement, saying, "The team doesn’t comment on pending claims."

Nystrom's attorney Gregg Ramos said it is typical for professional athletes to ask for and receive lifetime medical benefits for treatment related to sports injuries. Tennessee law allows it, he said.