Minnesota Wild Jason Zucker Sidelined With Broken Fibula

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The Minnesota Wild announced that left winger Jason Zucker is out four to six weeks after having undergone surgery to repair a fractured right fibula.

Jason Zucker Injured

Zucker was injured last Sunday in the Wild’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. The injury occurred after he was hit by a Brent Seabrook dump in.

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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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