Updated:
Original:

Wild lose Granlund, Niedereitter to potential head injuries

Author:

The Minnesota Wild earned a big win over the Kings in Los Angeles last night, 3-2, but they paid a price to get it.

Wild forwards Mikael Granlund and Nino Niederreiter both left the game with potential head injuries, according to the Star Tribune.

Granlund was forced to leave the gave after banging his head trying to make a hit on L.A.'s Jordan Stoll. Michael Russo wrote that Granlund had a "nasty red mark below his left eye after the game." Granlund does have a history of concussions, but no word yet on whether this collision reached the concussion level.

Niederreiter was injured when Kings' defenseman Jake Muzzin caught him up high with a vicious open-ice hit in the first period. Niederreiter crashed to the ice and left the game. Muzzin wasn't done. Later in the game he destroyed Jason Pominville with another open-ice hit, again going high with his shoulder. Pominville, fortunately, bounced back up and stayed in the game.

Muzzin wasn't penalized for either hit, but Wild forward Matt Moulson was when he went after Muzzin following the hit on Pominville.

“That stuff builds team chemistry,” head coach Mike Yeo said of Moulson standing up for his teammate. “Whenever you see somebody who goes outside what’s normal for them and they’re doing it for the team, the way I saw our killers go out on that kill and then for [Moulson] to get that goal, I thought it was great.

Injury updates on both are not expected until Wednesday afternoon.

Video of the vicious hits to Niederreiter and Pominville are below, courtesy of Pro Hockey Talk.

Next Up

Gully Boys van stolen Twitter pic 1

Mpls. band Gully Boys' van stolen, with all their gear inside

They're asking Twin Cities residents to be on the lookout for the silver van.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

2 girls from St. Cloud injured in ATV crash

Neither girl was wearing a helmet, the sheriff's office said.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins has turned into a late-game killer for the Vikings

Cousins has given the Vikings a chance to tie or win the game 7 times in 6 games.

john oliver

Watch: The absurd ad 'Last Week Tonight' wrote for a MN car dealership

Host John Oliver described the commercial as a "tense domestic psychodrama."

Car driving

Minnesota is on track for the most road deaths since 2007

Minnesota has recorded 384 traffic deaths as of Oct. 14.

helicopter-186718_1280

1 dead, 1 airlifted following Goodhue County crash

The crash happened around 6:15 a.m. Sunday.

railroad crossing, train crossing

Woman found dead on train tracks in Moorhead

The woman was located by officials on train tracks near Memorial Park Sunday morning.

police tape, crime scene

Search for killer after man is fatally shot in Hopkins

The shooting was reported around 7:40 p.m. Sunday.

skylar hunter and jamie hunter

Victims in double killing ID'd as father and son; suspect was son's roommate

A man killed his roommate and his roommate's father early Saturday in St. Louis County, authorities said.

Mike Zimmer

‘Fire Zimmer’ trending after Vikings beat Panthers

The Vikings won the game but their coach is still on the hot seat.

Screen Shot 2021-10-17 at 8.24.33 PM

NCHC condemns Huskies fans for throwing projectiles after controversial no-call

The National Collegiate Hockey Conference says that it will be reviewing both the no-call and the aftermath.

Related