Update: Jason Zucker, coming off a career year, had surgery for a sports hernia Thursday in Philadelphia, the team announced.
The Wild released this statement: Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced forward Jason Zucker underwent successful bilateral core muscle repair surgery today by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, Pa. Zucker is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of training camp in September.
Zucker missed three games down the stretch of the regular season with a lower body injury. In his first game back April 6 at Colorado, Zucker scored 10 seconds into the game to match his own team record for fastest goal to start a game.
Zucker, 25, scored a career-high 22 goals, 25 assists and 47 points last season, had a career-high 172 shots and 11 multi-point games and tied with teammate Ryan Suter with a league-leading plus-34. Zucker's tying goal in Game 5 against the St. Louis Blues forced overtime.
Monday, Christian Folin underwent right shoulder surgery. Tuesday, Marco Scandella underwent left hip surgery. Both are expected to be recovered by training camp.
Mikael Granlund also played in the playoff with a broken right hand.
It's believed Suter was also affected in the playoffs with an upper body injury. It's unclear if he'll need surgery.