Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jonas Brodin out for a month with broken finger

Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss at least a month with a fractured finger. He suffered the injury in the first period of Minnesota's 4-3 loss to the Devils on Tuesday. Brodin is just three shy of his career-high points total at 3-13-16 for the first place Wild. The 23-year-old Sweded is third on the Wild in average ice time per game with 19:46.

"He's a good player, so it's a big loss," coach Bruce Boudreau told the Wild website. "But good teams persevere, we don't fold like an accordion. Somebody [else] gets into the lineup and he has to do just as good."