The Wild is winless at 0-0-2 and now faces up to a month without its second-line center, Charlie Coyle.
Coyle sustained a sprained knee midway through the second period in Saturday’s overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks. The team announced that Coyle will miss 3-4 weeks.
“It’s not an ideal situation, but I’m fortunate it’s nothing worse than it is,” Coyle said. “I’m going to keep a positive mindset, and I’m looking forward to recovering and doing everything I can to be healthy again.”
One week after Jason Zucker was the final cut of training camp, the 21-year-old left wing was recalled from Iowa of the American Hockey League and will be in lineup Tuesday in Nashville.
Mikael Granlund, 21, likely will move from third-line right wing to second-line center. Zucker, who played with Granlund last season in Houston, likely will play second-line left wing, although coach Mike Yeo was noncommittal to the team’s plans Sunday night.
If Zucker skates on the second line, either 21-year-old Nino Niederreiter or veteran Dany Heatley would drop down a line or two.
Zucker scored four goals in 20 games last season and an overtime winner in the playoffs.
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|Toronto - M. Buehrle||6:05 PM|
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|Arizona - W. Miley||6:05 PM|
|Philadelphia - K. Kendrick|
|Washington - T. Roark||6:10 PM|
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|Boston - J. Lester||6:10 PM|
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|Houston - D. Keuchel|
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|Kansas City - Y. Ventura|
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|Colorado - B. Anderson|
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|LA Angels - T. Skaggs|
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