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Wild share “relatively good news” for prospect Granlund

Nov 6, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT

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The Minnesota Wild organization held its collective breath over the weekend when it appeared that top prospects Mikael Granlund and Jonas Brodin suffered serious injuries in the same Nov. 2 game.

The latest update is basically a good news/bad news situation.

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher shared the “relatively good news” about Granlund to the Minnesota Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo: he has a lateral right ankle sprain that will sideline him between two weeks and a month.

(Again, that’s not great news, but Russo points out that a high-ankle sprain would be much worse.)

Russo also passed along Fletcher’s a far-less-positive update on Brodin: a broken clavicle will force him to miss at least eight weeks, with doctors still determining a “course of treatment” that may involve one of two options:

Doctors will either a) allow the bone to heal or b) surgically insert a plate.

Those are not exactly the most appealing choices, but at least Granlund seems primed for a reasonably quick comeback.

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