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Brodin also requires major dental work, GM Chuck Fletcher said.
Yeo confirmed that Brodin wasn’t wearing a mouth guard when struck by the puck.
“We can’t tell them to do it. You wish that everybody did … but bottom line is it’s still up to the players,” Yeo said. “Sometimes something like this changes the mind of not just the guy that it happened to, but some others as well.”
Defenseman Nate Prosser and center Zenon Konopka got into a bark-fest during Tuesday’s pregame warm-ups with Nashville’s Rich Clune. Clune ultimately fought Konopka during his first shift after Konopka jumped to the defense of Jared Spurgeon, whom Clune took a run at.
“[Clune] was sitting at our red line staring us down and he started yapping and we started yapping back,” Prosser said. “[Konopka] got us all into it with that good fight and shut him up.”
• Wild defenseman Keith Ballard missed his fifth consecutive game with a head injury.
• Carolina captain Eric Staal, who hails from Thunder Bay, Ontario, played his 700th game. His parents, Linda and Henry Staal, made the six-hour trip to watch Staal and younger brothers Jordan.
|San Diego||12/12/13 7:25 PM|
|Washington||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|San Francisco||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Seattle||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Chicago||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Houston||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Buffalo||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|New England||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Philadelphia||12/15/13 12:00 PM|
|Kansas City||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|NY Jets||12/15/13 3:05 PM|
|Arizona||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|New Orleans||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Green Bay||12/15/13 3:25 PM|
|Cincinnati||12/15/13 7:30 PM|
|Golden State||6:00 PM|
|LA Clippers||6:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||9:00 PM|
|VU of Lynchburg||6:00 PM|
|UMass Lowell||6:00 PM|
|Long Island||6:30 PM|
|Alcorn State||6:30 PM|
|Thomas (GA)||7:00 PM|
|Western State||8:00 PM|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|Saint Peters||14||1st Half 10:02|
|West Virginia Tech||6:00 PM|
|Seton Hall||7:00 PM|
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