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MATT COOKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wild F Cooke to be sidelined 6 weeks after hernia surgery

  Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke will miss the next six weeks after undergoing surgery to address a sports hernia. The Wild say Cooke had surgery Friday in St. Louis. It's a tough loss for a team that is trying to scratch its way back into the crowded Western Conference playoff picture. Cooke gives the Wild a physical presence at the forward spot that the team lacks when he is...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Cooke has successful sports hernia surgery

Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke underwent successful sports hernia surgery, the team announced Friday. The 36-year-old veteran was operated on by Dr. L. Michael Brunt at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., and should make a full recovery, according to Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher. Cooke, who missed 22 games from Oct. 30 to Dec. 17 with a hip injury...
Via Fox Sports North
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild's Cooke remains sidelined; rest of season in jeopardy

  Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury that could end his season early. Coach Mike Yeo says there was ''definitely potential'' of a long-term absence for Cooke. Yeo declined Tuesday to specify the nature of the injury, saying he was waiting for more information before revealing a timetable for Cooke's recovery. Cooke has missed 22 games over nearly two months...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke cross-checks Shea Weber in the face

Old Matt Cooke appeared on Saturday night when he cross-checked Shea Weber in the face after exchanging words with the defenseman. The two men went to cross-check each other, but Cooke’s stick elevated and caught Weber directly in the face. Ouch. Weber wasn’t too happy and instantly dropped the mitts. All Cooke could do was shy away from the barrage of punches. You really can’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cooke prepares to return for Wild in Game 4

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke was all alone on the Xcel Energy Center ice Wednesday morning, running through conditioning drills prompted by the whistle of strength and conditioning coach Kirk Olson. Cooke won't be alone anymore. The gritty, checking forward is eligible to return for the Wild in Game 4 on Friday night in Minnesota after having served his seven-game suspension. "The...
Via Fox Sports North
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Dater: Matt Cooke is a gutless puke

#485395217 / gettyimages.comHere’s a new drinking game, every time Adrian Dater of the Denver Post mentions Matt Cooke’s name, drink. Yep, Matt Cooke did a bad thing; he blew out an Av’s player’s knee with a dirty leg check. This is fact. This is not up for debate. But I find it funny that a beat writer for a National Hockey League team would make him the focus of every...
Via Goon's World
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL levies seven-game suspension on Wild's Cooke

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Matt Cooke will miss the remainder of the Minnesota Wild's first-round playoff series, and potentially into the second round if Minnesota advances, after Cooke was suspended for seven games by the NHL on Wednesday night. Cooke was suspended for a knee-on-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie in Monday's Game 3, an eventual 1-0 overtime victory...
Via Fox Sports North
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Raffi Torres: Matt Cooke being treated like 'serial killer'

Over the last two seasons, we were told that Matt Cooke was a changed man, and that he had adjusted his style of play to get rid of the dirty hits that injured many players from 2004-11. That talk sounds silly following Cooke’s knee-to-knee hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie during the Minnesota Wild’s 1-0 overtime win Monday night. The hit was dirty, and...
Via NESN.com
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's Cooke awaits suspension hearing; Yeo says would be 'loss to lineup'

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A day after the Minnesota Wild's 1-0 overtime win in Game 3, head coach Mike Yeo was left to answer more questions about the status of forward Matt Cooke than the dramatic performance that helped Minnesota get to 2-1 in the first-round series with the Colorado Avalanche. Cooke, the Wild forward who played a key role in shutting down Colorado's top line Monday night...
Via Fox Sports North
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: The transformation of Matt Cooke

It seems as though every team in the NHL has at least one. The agitating forward that is a pest in every sense of the word. His job is less to put the puck in the back of the net and more to get under the skin of opposing players in an attempt to draw penalties. The Minnesota Wild is fortunate enough to have arguably the best one in the NHL. Matt Cooke hasn’t always been the player...
Via isportsweb.com
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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