Minnesota Wild get terrible injury news ahead of Game 6

Can they stave off elimination?



The Minnesota Wild officially have their backs against the wall coming into tonight's Game 6 of their Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the rival Dallas Stars. Despite having taken a 1-0 series lead in Game 1 thanks to overtime hero Ryan Hartman, the Stars have proceeded to win three of the next four, putting themselves within one victory of punching their ticket to Round 2. 

And ahead of tonight's Game 6, some less than spectacular injury news has been made public. According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, forward Mats Zuccarello hasn't skated in the last two days and may not be able to go tonight.

Zuccarello has scored two goals with three assists in the five postseason games that he's appeared in. Needless to say, not having him in the lineup with their season on the line would be a completely unideal situation for the Wild, who are facing the prospect of yet another first round exit. 

Tonight's game will begin from Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul starting at 9:30 PM EST. 

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