Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin is expected to miss four weeks after breaking a finger in Tuesday's loss to New Jersey.

He had an appointment with a hand specialist, but before the appointment, the team was being told Brodin likely would miss a month and not need surgery, a source said.

Brodin has bounced back from a tough season with three goals and 13 assists in 43 games.

"He's a good player, so it's a big loss if he's out any time," coach Bruce Boudreau said.

Boudreau indicated defenseman Nate Prosser, scratched six consecutive games, would play Thursday against Arizona. The Wild likely will recall a defenseman from AHL Iowa.

MICHAEL RUSSO