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Report: Wild's Matt Cooke could miss the rest of the season

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The toughness, grit and veteran experience of Matt Cooke could be unavailable to the Minnesota Wild for an extended period of time – maybe the rest of the season.

Wild head coach Mike Yeo ruled Cooke (lower-body injury) out for Tuesday night's home game against the Blackhawks and indicated his veteran winger could be out for a while.

Michael Russo is reporting that Cooke could miss the rest of the season for what he has been led to believe is an injury that will require sports hernia surgery.

"I’m hearing via sources that the veteran will likely need season-ending surgery. If you do the math and connect the dots, Cooke has been playing with a sports hernia."

Yeo added that Cooke's injury isn't related to the hip flexor that kept him out for 22 games earlier this season. An upcoming appointment with a doctor will help determine Cooke's official fate, according to Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press.

Meanwhile, Jordan Schroeder was recalled from the Iowa Wild and Justin Fontaine (lower-body injury) was placed on injured reserve, according to 1500 ESPN.

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