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.