Jason Zucker Injured
NEWS: The #mnwild announced forward Jason Zucker underwent successful surgery to repair a fractured right fibula today.
Zucker is expected to return to action in approximately four to six weeks.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) December 21, 2019
So far this season, Zucker has scored 12 goals and 12 assists for 24 points to go along with 10 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 46.9 percent Corsi For and a relative Corsi of -1.6.
Over his 9-year NHL career, Zucker has played solely for the Minnesota Wild. He has 130 goals and 108 assists for 238 career points in 445 career games. He was originally drafted by the Minnesota Wild in the second round, 59th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Zucker has been a machine for the Wild over the past few years. Providing leadership and scoring, he has been a guy many young players have relied upon when times have gotten rough. Although he may be injured, he will continue to be a key figure in the room.
What This Means for the Future
With Zucker sidelined, the Wild will get a longer look at Luke Johnson. In his short time with the Wild, Johnson’s role has been to kill penalties and provide stability in the second-line centre role. Playing for the Iowa Wild this season, Johnson has three goals and four assists for seven points in 10 games played.
Although losing a key player to injury is never good, the Wild will look to continue their winning ways. Having won three of their past five games, they will return home to play the Winnipeg Jets and Calgary Flames. The next few weeks are crucial for the Wild as they are fifth in the Central and are looking to compete for a playoff spot.
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