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Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin suffered a broken cheekbone in Tuesday's game against Nashville, the team announced Wednesday. A timetable for his return has not yet been announced.
Brodin was hit in the face by a shot from Gabriel Bourque early in the first period of Minnesota's 2-0 win. The second-year defenseman remained on the ice for a moment before he was helped off the ice to the locker room. He did not return to the game and was taken to a local hospital for X-rays.
The 20-year-old Brodin shined in his first NHL season last year, scoring two goals and adding nine assists while playing with Ryan Suter as Minnesota's top defensive pairing. In 10 games this year, Brodin already had three goals and three assists and was a plus-3.
Matt Benz, the Wild's assistant equipment manager, tweeted a picture Wednesday of the helmet Brodin will wear upon his return. The helmet was equipped with a full face mask.
Minnesota hosts Carolina on Thursday night ...
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Getting hit in the face with a puck doesn’t typically yield positive outcomes for a player, and Jonas Brodin was no exception on Tuesday night.
The second-year Minnesota defenseman took a brutal shot to the face on only his second shift of the game against the Nashville Predators. Brodin left the game and was taken to a local hospital for X-rays where he was diagnosed with a broken...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The injuries are starting to pile up for the Minnesota Wild. This time, it's the NHL's hottest goalie who was dinged up.
Wild goalie Josh Harding left Thursday's 3-1 win against Carolina after two periods with an injury. Harding appeared to tweak something during the second period but remained in the game for the rest of the period. He was replaced...
Nothing beats the taste of sweet vindication. I wish I had made some bets on this one. Former Minnesota Duluth Bulldog Justin Fontaine is giving the Minnesota Wild reasons to keep him in the line up. Fontaine has played in 10 games so far and has scored (2g-0a—2pts) so far this season and he’s a plus +5. Last Summer, I wrote this.
Hockey Wilderness -- Based on what I had...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Wild goalie Josh Harding refused to take credit for his first shutout of the season Tuesday in Minnesota's 2-0 win over Nashville.
Indeed, this victory belonged to the entire defense.
Minnesota held the Predators to 16 shots on goal, all of which were stopped by Harding, as it improved to 4-3-3 on the season with the win. The Wild blocked an additional 19...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A mid-game adjustment was key to the Minnesota Wild earning two points Tuesday night.
Moved to the top line, Justin Fontaine scored late in the second period, Josh Harding stopped 16 shots for his first shutout of the season and the Wild beat the Nashville Predators 2-0.
Jason Pominville added an empty-netter for the Wild, who have scored just seven goals in...
The Ottawa Sun is reporting that the final chapter of the Dany Heatley trade demand saga has finally come to an end. Sens owner Eugene Melnyk had filed a grievance against Heatley and his agent J.P. Barry, which was being defended by the NHLPA, aleging financial losses from Heatley's refusal to waive his no trade clause to accept a trade the club had worked out to the Edmonton...
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise scored for Minnesota with the first two shots of the season against Carolina fill-in goalie Justin Peters, and the Wild beat the Hurricanes 3-1 on Thursday night despite losing their own starting goalie to injury.
Cam Ward was hurt just 4:07 into the game, an unspecified lower-body injury that forced the Hurricanes to send Peters...
Here are your leftover thoughts (a/k/a “Leftgovers”) for last night’s game.
Nashville Predators vs. Minnesota Wild
SITE: Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota
DATE: Sunday, October 22, 2013
FINAL: 2-0, Minnesota (RECAP)
* Tuesday night was former Wild center Matt Cullen‘s first game in Minnesota since signing with the Predators on July 5.
* Filip Forsberg...
The Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild celebrated the fact they were on national TV by throwing a yawn party. Were it not for Pekka Rinne‘s heroics, there would be just about nothing to write about.
In the end, however, Minnesota beat the Preds 2-0 in front of 17,651 at Xcel Energy Center and in front of an NBC Sports Network broadcast.
The Wild brought the intensity early...
Minnesota Wild (4-3-3) 11pts 5th in the Central
2.10 Goals For (24th)
2.00 Goals Against (4th)
25% Power Play (5th)
74.4% Penalty Kill (27th)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 4G 3A = 7pts
2. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 1G 6A = 7pts
3. #25 Jonas Brodin ~ 3G 3A = 6pts
4. #24 Matt Cooke ~ 3G 3A = 6pts
5. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 4G 0A = 4pts
Where was the Nashville Predators' offense Tuesday night? It was obvious from puck drop to the final horn the team was flat and not producing any scoring chances, leaving Pekka Rinne, who stopped twenty-seven shots, out to dry. Nashville had a total of sixteen shots on goal (3, 6, 7) -- a season-low thus far.
The most frustrating of it all was the Wild were playing with five...
The Hurricanes will be playing their final leg of a four-game road trip these next couple of days when they take on the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche. Being from different conferences, it isn't too often that the Hurricanes get to see these teams and it has been nearly two years since they last played either Minnesota or Colorado. Many changes have occurred with both...
This might be an unpopular opinion, but I think I would rather watch the World Series than a crappy football game tonight.
This Notre Dame running back knows where the camera is.
Wild stud defenseman Jonas Brodin broke his face.
Last night’s game didn’t do well in the ratings.
Nothing last night. They played game one of the World Series though. Boston won.