Skip to main content
Publish date:

Wild forward Jason Zucker undergoes surgery on broken leg

Zucker underwent surgery on Friday.
Author:
Jason Zucker

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. 

Next Up

D'Angelo Russell

D'Lo's late takeover helps Timberwolves win double-OT thriller

Russell caught fire to help the Timberwolves get back to .500.

Gopher Football

Gophers suffocate Badgers, reclaim Paul Bunyan's Axe

Minnesota picked up its first home win over the Badgers since 2003.

Meeker County Sheriff's Office

Boy, 6, run over after falling off trailer in Meeker Co. tree farm accident

He was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center with internal injuries.

Target store

Target unveils deals for 2-day 'Cyber Monday' event

The promotion kicks off Sunday, November 28.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.59.30 AM

Edina police warn of recent burglary trend targeting garages and vehicles

The Edina Police Department is increasing patrols in affected neighborhoods in response to the trend.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 9.03.06 AM

Charges: Man shot Uber Eats driver making a delivery in Cottage Grove

Otis Donnell Shipp was charged with second-degree attempted murder after turning himself in on Wednesday.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 7.36.14 AM

Waterfront hotel in Duluth sustains damage in kitchen fire

Authorities estimate the damage at around $75,000.

Screen Shot 2021-11-27 at 7.15.18 AM

Large groups of thieves target 2 Twin Cities Best Buys on Black Friday

It bears similarities to the flash-mob style thefts seen recently in California.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves' winning streak snapped at five games

The Wolves' bid for their longest winning streak since 2014 came up short.

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

Teen arrested over fatal shooting of 5-year-old boy in Brooklyn Park

Police say the teen was filming a social media video while handling a gun.

Joe Biden

President Biden coming to Minnesota to promote Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Tuesday's trip follows passage of the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal.

Related

Jason and Carly Zucker

NHL honors Wild's Jason Zucker with humanitarian award

Jason and Carly Zucker have done big things at Masonic Children's Hospital.

Jason Zucker

Zucker to the State of Hockey: 'Minnesota will always be home'

Zucker is now trying to contend for the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh.

The off-ice impacts of Jason Zucker being traded to Pittsburgh

Jason Zucker was traded from Minnesota to the Penguins Monday night.

Jason Zucker

Jason Zucker scores twice in second game with Penguins

Playing on the same line as Sidney Crosby certainly helps.

Jason Zucker

High 'Opes podcast: Zucker traded, but what's next for the Wild?

Pat Micheletti joins the show to break down what might be next.

Jason Zucker

Reports: Penguins keeping 2020 pick from Jason Zucker trade

Minnesota will get Pittsburgh's first-rounder in 2021 instead.

Wild, Zucker agree to $27.5 million contract extension

Zucker and Matt Dumba have both signed in the last week.