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Wild's Backstrom, Zucker out for remainder of season

Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom underwent successful core muscle surgery Tuesday in Philadelphia. The Wild said Wednesday that Backstrom is expected to miss the remainder of this season but should be fully recovered for the start of 2014-15. Backstrom went 5-11-2 with an .899 save percentage and 3.02 goals-against average in 21 games. He has not played since Jan. 30....
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Niklas Backstrom and Jason Zucker undergo season-ending surgeries

Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Wednesday that goaltender Niklas Backstrom and forward Jason Zucker underwent successful surgeries, per the team's website. Both Backstrom and Zucker will miss the remainder of the season but are expected to be fully recovered in time for the 2014-15 campaign.Backstrom underwent abdominal surgery performed by Dr. William...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom, Zucker have surgeries for Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom and forward Jason Zucker had surgery this week to address injuries that ended their seasons.
Via FOXSports.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Backstrom, Zucker undergo surgery for Wild, out for rest of season

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will officially be without goaltender Niklas Backstrom and forward Jason Zucker as they try to secure a playoff spot for the second straight season. Minnesota announced that Backstrom and Zucker each had surgery on Tuesday and will be out the rest of the season. Both are expected to recover in time for the 2014-15 season. Backstrom, 36, had core...
Via Fox Sports North
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Seeking chemistry, Yeo puts rookie Haula on Wild's second line

EDINA, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo's line changes during a three-game road trip led to a decisive 6-0 win against the New York Islanders in which three lines scored and Minnesota could exhale momentarily. A 4-3 overtime loss at New Jersey showed Yeo wasn't done trying to find the right mix of forwards since Minnesota made the big trade-deadline move to acquire...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Jason Zucker out for season with Quad injury

After trying to work through a "fluky" knee injury for more than two months, the Minnesota Wild have shut down left winger Jason Zucker for the season.Zucker took a puck just above the knee of the stick of Phoenix Coyotes' Shane Doan on January 9th and bounced between the press box and the ice until the Olympic break, when he went in for what was termed a "...
Via Sports Injury Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Jason Zucker done for the season

It's been a tough season for the former DU Pioneer forward Jason Zucker and his season with the Minnesota Wild is probably over after having knee surgery. Michael Russo, Star Tribune --- Zucker probably out for year. Winger Jason Zucker is likely out for the season, General Manager Chuck Fletcher said. He will likely need additional knee surgery after aggravating his injury while...
Via Goon's World
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild put Scandella, Zucker on IR, recall Curry, Veilleux

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild are making sure they have depth in the lineup heading into Thursday'€™s game at Edmonton to begin the post-Olympic break schedule. Minnesota recalled goaltender John Curry and forward Stephane Veilleux from Iowa of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, while placing defenseman Marco Scandella and forward Jason Zucker on injured reserve...
Via Fox Sports North
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild recall forward Jason Zucker, send defenseman Jonathon Blum to Iowa

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Looking for a spark after six straight losses, the Minnesota Wild recalled speedy forward Jason Zucker on Wednesday. Zucker, 21, was recalled from Iowa of the American Hockey League where he has eight goals and five assists in 22 games. Minnesota reassigned defenseman Jonathon Blum to Iowa. Blum was recalled on Monday but was a healthy scratch in Tuesday night...
Via Fox Sports North
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild bring back Erik Haula, send down Jason Zucker

The Minnesota to Iowa expressway continues for the Wild. Minnesota recalled Erik Haula on Friday from Iowa, itsaffiliate in the American Hockey League and reassigned Jason Zucker to Iowa. Haula, the former University of Minnesota star, played insix games for the Minnesota Wild earlier this season, and had two assists. Hehas seven goals and seven assists in twenty games to lead...
Via Fox Sports North
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Erik Haula recalled, Jason Zucker reassigned

Quick blog as I just checked into my Denver hotel and need to hustle to the arena, but the Iowa shuttle is being called upon again. Like a yo-yo, Jason Zucker has been reassigned and Erik Haula is back. The Wild is gathering in less than an hour at the Pepsi Center before an optional practice at DU, but my guess now is Charlie Coyle finally moves back to first-line right wing and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild's Mikael Granlund sidelined by concussion

Jason Zucker shared with Charlie Coyle on Thursday morning stories from last season when Zucker suffered two concussions. The Wild's young forwards were talking about Zucker -- but their conversation was spurred by news that their friend and the Wild's second-line center Mikael Granlund was placed on injured reserve, meaning he's out at least seven days and three games...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild recalls Jason Zucker; Mikael Granlund to IR

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher on Thursday announced his club has recalled forward Jason Zucker from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League and placed forward Mikael Granlund on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Zucker, 21, has tallied 10 points, including three power-play goals in 13 games with Iowa this season. He recorded two goals Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports North
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild Recalls Zucker

The Minnesota Wild has recalled forward Jason Zucker from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League (AHL). The 21-year-old has tallied eight points (4-4=8), including three power-play goals in 12 games with Iowa this season. He ranks tied for first on the team in goals, tied for third in scoring and leads the team with 45 penalty minutes (PIM). Zucker was previously recalled by...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild lose Coyle for 3 to 4 weeks; Zucker recalled

Minnesota Wild center Charlie Coyle will miss three to four weeks with a sprained knee. The Wild announced the timetable for Coyle's recovery on Sunday night. The second-year player was hurt Saturday night in the team's overtime loss to Anaheim. Left wing Jason Zucker was recalled from Iowa of the AHL to take Coyle's place. Zucker played in 20 games last season. Both...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Coyle out 3-4 weeks, Jason Zucker recalled

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Charlie Coyle's lower-body injury will keep him out much longer than just Tuesday's game at Nashville. The Minnesota Wild announced Sunday night that Coyle suffered a sprained knee in Saturday night's 4-3 loss in overtime to the Anaheim Ducks and is expected to miss three to four weeks. Forward Jason Zucker was recalled from the Iowa Wild to fill Coyle...
Via Fox Sports North
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild make final preseason roster cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has his roster for the regular-season opener this week. Yeo has cautioned the final roster isn't permanent though. Minnesota assigned forwards Jason Zucker, Jake Dowell and Brett Bulmer to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Sunday to get to the 23-player roster limit for the regular season. Minnesota opens the season...
Via Fox Sports North
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild make final preseason roster cuts

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo has his roster for the regular-season opener this week. Yeo has cautioned the final roster isn't permanent though. Minnesota assigned forwards Jason Zucker, Jake Dowell and Brett Bulmer to the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League on Sunday to get to the 23-player roster limit for the regular season. Minnesota opens the season...
Via Fox Sports North
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Brad Ratgen: Did Zucker Get Screwed? Analyzing the Decision to Demote Him to the AHL.

Jason Zucker was waived to the AHL by the Minnesota Wild earlier today and fans went nuts while media types mocked fans for their outrage. Who was right? Who was wrong? Let’s take a look. First, as for me, as a fan, I thought that regardless of his pre-season performances, which were cut short by 2 games due to an in-game injury, I think he deserved a spot on the Wild...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Zucker, Niederreiter stand out in Wild's victory at Columbus

Tuesday will be the final day in training camp for perhaps as many as 20 Wild players. “I want to make sure we get as close to our [opening night] group as possible” coach Mike Yeo said after the Wild improved to 3-1 in the preseason Monday with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena. “We might have a couple more decisions to make. But it’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Zucker's SO goal lifts Wild over Blue Jackets, 3-2

Jason Zucker scored the lone shootout goal and assisted on the tying goal to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a preseason game Monday night. Zucker's shot trickled under the outstretched left leg pad of Sergei Bobrovsky, who made 26 saves in regulation and overtime. Minnesota goalie Josh Harding thwarted all three Columbus attempts in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Zucker's shootout goal lifts Wild over Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Jason Zucker scored the lone shootout goal and assisted on the tying goal to lift the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in a preseason game Monday night. Zucker's shot trickled under the outstretched left leg pad of Sergei Bobrovsky, who made 26 saves in regulation and overtime. Minnesota goalie Josh Harding thwarted all three...
Via Fox Sports North
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

John Jaeckel: Here's What I Know

Follow me @jaeckel It’s not time yet for the Hawks or their fans to panic. When, or if, they lose a game on home ice, then there is something to be seriously worried about. That said, Jason Zucker’s goal in OT yesterday was clearly one of the turning points in this series. Instead of going up 3-0 with a virtual stranglehold, the Hawks now hold a 2-1 lead and Minnesota...
Via HockeyBuzz
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota Rookie Jason Zucker’s OT Goal Beats Blackhawks (Video)

The Minnesota Wild celebrated their first home playoff victory in over five years Sunday night, but it wasn’t easy.  Wild rookie Jason Zucker took his opportunity in over time to put the heavily favored Chicago Blackhawks away. Zucker trailed the puck, which was being moved behind the net, and crept to the front of the net virtually unseen. He knew that he’d have only a split...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Zucker providing late game spark for Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. Matt Cullen was just trying to keep the puck in the Minnesota Wild's possession while lying on his stomach behind the Chicago Blackhawks net in overtime on Sunday. Cullen, one of Minnesota's few playoff-savvy veterans, poked the puck out to forward Jason Zucker, the high-energy, speedy forward playing in just his third NHL postseason game. Zucker, who has...
Via Fox Sports North
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

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