Wild release discouraging injury update

This isn't ideal for them.



An upper-body injury will sideline Minnesota Wild forward Mats Zuccarello for the foreseeable future, according to a report released by the team earlier today. 

This is a considerable setback for the Wild, who have been seemingly getting back on track after the termination of former head coach Dean Evason.

Via the official press release: 

"Zuccarello leads the Wild in assists (22) and points (28) in 28 games this season and is tied with Kirill Kaprizov for the team lead in power-play points (13).

Zuccarello signed a two-year, $8.25 million contract ($4.125 million average annual value) with the Wild on Sept. 29 to avoid becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. In five seasons with Minnesota, he has 246 points (78 goals, 168 assists) in 283 regular-season games and 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 23 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

The Wild (12-13-4), who visit the Boston Bruins on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET: BSWIX, BSN, NESN, SNO, SNE, TVAS), are seventh in the Central Division. Minnesota has won seven of 10 games since John Hynes was hired to replace Dean Evason on Nov. 27."

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