ST. PAUL, Minn. Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard, the team's fourth-leading points scorer, will be placed on injured reserve with concussion-like symptoms.
General manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday that Bouchard, who has a history of concussions, has felt "a little bit of pressure from time to time" since he was hit Dec. 13 by Winnipeg's Zach Bogosian. Bouchard had felt well enough to play until he took an elbow in last a Jan. 4 game against Vancouver and has been out of the lineup since.
Bouchard was originally listed with a lower-body injury because he suffered a groin strain in the game.
"We were cautious how we described it to the media," Fletcher said. "He did have a groin pull as well. We wanted him to come back, take a few days and see our doctor before we officially used the concussion word. It seems to be a scary term right now."
Bouchard, 27, has nine goals and 13 assists in 37 games this season and missed more than 100 games during the past two seasons because of...