via Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The game began with a frightening incident when the skate of linemate Darroll Powe struck center Kyle Brodziak in the face. Blood fell and Brodziak rushed to the bench.
“It was scary,” Yeo said. “I think it shows you how much he’s respected by our whole team. As soon as it happened, there was a lot of concern. We’ve got Mikko yelling over at their bench, ‘Get the doctor, get the doctor’ as the play’s going on.”
Thankfully, Powe’s skate clipped Brodziak’s left cheek and the outside of his nose. Stitched up, Brodziak returned with two minutes left in the period and donned the long visor the Wild specially orders for Heatley.