Pierre-Marc Bouchard suffered a broken nose and cut lip Tuesday night when he was driven face-first into the boards by a Winnipeg Jets defenseman. Then Guillaume Latendresse was lost during the first intermission of Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Chicago because of what coach Mike Yeo termed post-concussion syndrome.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard suffered a broken nose and cut lip Tuesday night when he was driven face-first into the boards by a Winnipeg defenseman. But the Wild winger said he thinks he has avoided what everyone who knows his history fears -- a concussion.
Unfortunately for the Wild, Guillaume Latendresse hasn't.
One game after returning from a concussion, Latendresse was lost during the first intermission of Wednesday's 4-3 shootout loss to Chicago because of what coach Mike Yeo termed post-concussion syndrome.
Latendresse logged 7:03 of ice time in the first period with four hits. On one shift, he checked Nick Leddy hard, then rocked Viktor Stalberg with an open-ice hit near the benches. It's unclear if that's when Latendresse was rattled.
But clearly, the power winger, who missed 15 games before returning in Winnipeg, will be shut down indefinitely.
It's not clear how long Bouchard will be out. He rode an exercise bike and skated Wednesday morning but was held out of Wednesday's game. He was examined by doctors in the afternoon, underwent a CT scan and said it's hard to know what he's feeling "because I'm just so sore everywhere."
"With his history, we want to make sure absolutely that he's good to go," Yeo said.
Bouchard missed the final eight games of the 2008-09 season because of a concussion, then 81 in 2009-10 with post-concussion syndrome before returning Dec. 1, 2010.
Bouchard wasn't feeling the greatest but said he believes it was due to the broken nose that wouldn't stop bleeding until late into Tuesday night.
"I had a pretty big shot on the nose, and with all the sinuses, my body doesn't feel 100 percent. I lost a lot of blood last night," Bouchard said. "But I don't have many big symptoms that tell me my head's not fine."
Zach Bogosian, the Jets defenseman who cross-checked Bouchard, wasn't disciplined by the NHL because the Player Safety Department felt Bogosian didn't run at him and that Bouchard turned just prior to the hit.Zidlicky in, Zanon out
With Bouchard out and the Wild in need of a power-play pointman, defenseman Marek Zidlicky returned after missing 13 games because of a concussion (plus-2) and shot-blocking veteran Greg Zanon was a healthy scratch for the first time in his Wild career.
"[Zidlicky] says he's ready," Yeo said Wednesday morning without revealing whom Zidlicky would replace. "I feel like everybody's playing well. That's the tricky thing about it. Zid's a guy we have to get into the lineup. We have to get his game going. I felt like he was starting to come along before he got hurt."
Zanon, 31, Zidlicky's defense partner for much of his first two seasons, had an erratic start to the season before missing 16 games with a groin injury. He has played eight since his return.
Yeo noted Wednesday morning that Clayton Stoner had the highest plus-minus among defensemen (plus-8).
"Stoney adds a lot to our group," Yeo said. "This is a guy that has an awful lot of respect from his teammates. A huge part of where we're at is that intangible closeness of our group. He's one of those glue guys.
"I'm not saying he's always the prettiest player. There's going to be moments where things are less than gorgeous, but he's effective."Etc.
• The Wild recalled Warren Peters from Houston of the AHL and scratched Casey Wellman. To make room for Peters, goalie Josh Harding (whiplash) was placed on injured reserve, a procedural move. He's eligible to be activated at any time. Defenseman Nate Prosser was returned to Houston.
• Prospect Brett Bulmer was cut from Canada's world junior championships selection camp.
|Boston||8||Bottom 6th Inning|
|Toronto||0||Bottom 7th Inning|
|Oklahoma City||50||3rd Qtr|
|Calgary||3||3rd Prd 6:30|
|St. Louis||1||3rd Prd 5:50|
|Minnesota||1||3rd Prd 9:26|
|NY Islanders||2||2nd Prd 10:05|
|Vancouver||0||1st Prd 15:18|
|Holy Cross||77||1st OT 1:01|
|Western Ky||81||1st OT 2:10|
|Fla Gulf Coast||62|
|Texas State||54||2nd Half 3:52|
|SC State||46||2nd Half 15:20|
|Delaware State||73||2nd Half 6:32|
|Texas-Arlington||58||2nd Half 2:56|
|Norfolk State||53||2nd Half 11:54|
|NC A&T||41||2nd Half 10:50|
|Savannah State||28||2nd Half|
|Southern Miss||31||2nd Half 15:50|
|Marshall||33||2nd Half 14:59|
|Rice||53||2nd Half 11:33|
|South Alabama||39||1st Half 1:38|
|Alabama State||14||1st Half 13:30|
|Alabama A&M||9||1st Half 9:00|
|Sam Houston St||7||1st Half 11:50|
|Georgia State||26||2nd Half|
|Central Arkansas||24||1st Half 1:25|
|Portland State||23||2nd Half|
|Southern U||0||1st Half 20:00|
|Alcorn State||17||1st Half 9:50|
|Houston Baptist||29||1st Half 0:05|
|Ark-Little Rock||20||1st Half 4:34|
|SE Louisiana||9||1st Half 14:29|
|California||7||1st Half 16:03|
|Memphis||14||1st Half 12:13|
|VA Commonwealth||0||1st Half 17:48|
|Miss Valley St||0|
|Sacramento St||0||1st Half 20:00|
|Northwestern St||6||1st Half 13:50|
|Stephen F Austin||11|
|North Texas||6||1st Half 14:25|
|Colorado||9||1st Half 11:41|
|Idaho||8||1st Half 13:04|
|Abilene Christian||8:00 PM|
|Eastern Wash||18||1st Half 12:17|
|Eastern Ill||8:25 PM|
|Cal State Fullerton||9:00 PM|
|Long Beach State|
|UC Riverside||9:00 PM|
|(18) Texas A&M||57|
|East Tenn St||73|
|Sam Houston St||73||FINAL|
|Stephen F Austin||56|
|Miss Valley St||0|
|Georgia Tech||27||2nd Half|
|(15) North Carolina||37|
|Charlotte||42||2nd Half 15:39|
|Texas-El Paso||39||2nd Half 14:30|
|Wichita State||57||2nd Half 12:04|
|Loyola-Chicago||43||2nd Half 14:13|
|Bradley||37||2nd Half 13:26|
|Vanderbilt||20||1st Half 3:01|
|Colorado||6||1st Half 17:36|
|San Francisco||5||1st Half 15:48|
|Idaho State||0||1st Half 17:47|
|Weber State||2||1st Half 16:39|
|Cal State Fullerton|
|Long Beach St||9:00 PM|
|UC Santa Barbara|
|UC Davis||9:00 PM|
|Northern Ariz||9:00 PM|
|Southern Utah||9:00 PM|
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