Wild forward Marcus Foligno suffers season ending injury.
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Wild forward Marcus Foligno suffers season ending injury.

The Minnesota Wild have lost veteran forward Marcus Foligno for the remainder of the season.

Jonathan Larivee

The Minnesota Wild are all but mathematically eliminated from Stanley Cup contention, and unsurprisingly that means there are going to be some changes to the roster down the stretch.

Those changes kicked off with some big news on Saturday when Minnesota Wild insider Mike Russo revealed that veteran forward Marcus Foligno had played his last game this season. According to Russo, Foligno is currently dealing with a significant injury, one that requires surgery to repair, and as a result the Wild are shutting him down effective immediately.

Foligno appeared in just 55 games for the Wild this season, scoring 10 goals and adding 12 assists for a total of 22 points over that stretch.

Foligno remains under contract for one more season beyond this one so it makes sense that the Wild would shut him down early in order to maximize their chances of having a healthy and in shape Foligno ready for training camp next season.

It's also worth noting that Foligno benefits from a full no movement clause in the final year of his current contract, which means the Wild will have a much easier time moving Foligno before July 1st if they wish to do so. Having Foligno already well on the road to recovery by that time will likely improve his value in any potential trade scenario.