The Minnesota Wild received some tough injury news on Tuesday, as the club announced Jason Zucker would be sidelined for three months with a broken collarbone.
Zucker, who sits second to Zach Parise on the team in goals (18 to Parise’s 21), was hurt during Monday’s 5-3 win over the Canucks. This marks his second major injury in as many years; last season, he required tendon surgery on his right quadriceps that prematurely his the campaign.
Zucker’s offense will be missed. The Wild are a mediocre goalscoring team to begin with — currently ranked 17th in the NHL in goals for — and he’s the club’s top sniper at even strength. All but one of his goals have come at evens this season, putting him in a tie for 10th-most in the NHL.
Yeo feels terrible for Zucker. 2nd year in a row season-ending surgery. “His progress was so high this year.” #mnwild
— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) February 10, 2015