Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  By TYLER MASON  |  Last updated 10/23/13
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 at Xcel Energy Center. Follow Tyler Mason on Twitter
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