ST. PAUL, Minn. A day after taking a scary hit from Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry, Minnesota Wild rookie forward Jason Zucker returned to the ice and said he feels "all right."
Zucker, 21, skated on his own shortly after Minnesota's optional practice Wednesday, an indication the speedy forward has likely avoided a concussion. During the second period of Tuesday night's 2-1 loss to Anaheim, an unsuspecting Zucker took a blindside hit from Perry, who's elbow connected with Zucker's head. Zucker laid on the ice for several minutes before being assisted off and missed the rest of the game.
Perry, the Ducks' second-leading scorer, could be facing a suspension for the hit. He reportedly has an over-the-phone hearing with the NHL on Wednesday to determine possible punishment.
"Yeah, I feel all right, just trying to get better," Zucker said after skating Wednesday. "You're always fortunate that you don't get hurt. Overall, I'm happy I'm standing here right now."
Minnesota coach Mike Ye...