Jonas Brodin, a 2011 first-round pick and stud defenseman that would have a chance to make the Wild if the lockout ends, will miss several weeks with a broken clavicle.
Mikael Granlund, a 2010 first-round pick fresh off being named AHL Rookie of the Month, will likely miss a few weeks with a muscle strain in the lower part of his right leg. The Wild will know more possibly later today, but that's the thinking, hope and look of his situation right now.
The plan is for Brodin to come to Minnesota early next week for an MRI to see the extent of the injury. Typically, the standard for an injury like this is six to eight weeks to heal, but GM Chuck Fletcher said doctors need to take a look at pictures to see if it may be quicker or longer.
"He's stunned," Fletcher said. "He was kind of shielded on the play. I don't think he saw Hall coming and it came out of the blue. It's not good, but broken bones should heal and he'll get good care. It's a shame. He was playing so well and getting great experience."
As for Granlund, he landed awkwardly after taking a hit in the corner. He's getting more tests today and was feeling better this morning, but the early indication is he will miss the rest of the weekend and maybe next weekend and hopefully be back in two weeks.
"You see him go down and think the worst, but this may be relatively good news," Fletcher said.
That's good news for Granlund. Could have been much worse. Bad news for Brodin, though.
UHL Pittsburgh Penguins
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G, A, +/-, PIM, PPP, SHP, GWG, SOG, Hits, Blks, FOW
W, GAA, SV, SV%, SO
23 Man Roster - 3C, 3LW, 3RW, 3F, 6D, 1G, 4BN, 4IR
27 Man Minor Team
C- Tavares, Stepan, Hodgson, Shaw, Bjugstad
LW- Ryan, Perron, Downie, Killorn, Paajarvi
RW- Wheeler, Simmonds, Coyle, Frattin, Rinaldo
D- Schultz, JJ, Bogosian, EJ, Josi, Cowen, Muzzin
F: Granlund, Silfverberg, Jensen, Dalpe, Bowman, Knight, Fasth, JAM, O'Dell
D: Beaulieu, Koekkoek, Gelinas, Pysyk, McCabe, Irwin, Gryba
G: Nilsson, Poulin, Nilstorp, Ramo, Berra, Brossoit, C.Gibson