Wild forward Jason Zucker undergoes surgery on broken leg

Zucker underwent surgery on Friday.
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The Minnesota Wild will be without forward Jason Zucker for at least a month after he underwent surgery to repair a broken right fibula. 

Zucker, who has 12 goals and 12 assists in 34 games this season, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. The surgery was performed by Fernando Peña at Tria Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington on Friday. 

Zucker suffered the injury in last Sunday's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks when he blocked a shot from Chicago's Brent Seabrook. Zucker left the game for a moment only to return and continue playing. 

Minnesota is not expected to have Mikko Koivu (upper-body injury) and Joel Eriksson Ek (lower-body injury) when they host the Winnipeg Jets Saturday at 1 p.m. 

With the roster depleted by injuries, Minnesota recalled Nico Sturm and Luke Johnson from the AHL's Iowa Wild. 

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