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  • Another Injury Update: Eriksson Ek skating, Brodin out, and more


    The Minnesota Wild are dealing with a world of hurt, but there are some good news compared to the hellish update we had to give out on Friday.

    Let’s not waste your time and get straight into what head coach Dean Evason told the media prior to Saturday’s game against the Washington Capitals.

    Forget what I said about good news (that might be later) — top defenseman Jonas Brodin blocked a shot against the Boston Bruins and did not leave the game so we were none the wiser about a potential injury. Now, Evason isn’t saying anything but Brodin will be out for more than a week, making him miss the upcoming games against the Capitals and next Friday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. Michael Russo is hearing it can be long-term, so that’s just fantastic. Whatever.

    Another update:

    The good stuff! Joel Eriksson Ek is ahead of schedule and is skating again. Evason said that they’re hoping for him to be back on the ice against the Ducks, but it’s helpful that there is a long stretch without any games for him to get that much-needed practice time in. That is a big boost to a Wild forward core that is missing some key talent.

    Speaking of, there is no certain timeframe for the length of Kirill Kaprizov’s injury that he suffered in Boston, but just that Evason hopes he’s back in the lineup for when they play next (against Anaheim).

    Let’s do some rapid fire:

    That’s it! Some good news and some bad news, as promised. At least we get to make memories with Matt Boldy and Marco Rossi at this time.

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