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Wild’s Zucker skates, feels ‘alright’ after Perry hit

Mar 13, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT


Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker took to the ice Tuesday in a limited capacity, less than 24 hours after being rocked by Anaheim’s Corey Perry in Tuesday’s 2-1 loss to the Ducks.

Here’s more, from the Star-Tribune’s Mike Russo:

After practice, in a track suit, rookie Jason Zucker hit the ice for a twirl. Coach Mike Yeo said that’s a “really good sign.”

Afterward, Zucker said, “I feel alright,” but wouldn’t provide the extent of his “upper body injury.”
“Overall, I’m happy that I’m standing here right now,” Zucker said.

Asked if Zucker had a concussion after getting clobbered by Corey Perry last night, Yeo said: “I don’t think he’d be allowed to be on the ice if that was the case.”

Zucker has had concussions before and symptoms often arise a few days after an incident. Zucker said he would see how he feels in the morning, then talk to Yeo and the medical staff before determining if he can play.

The Wild don’t play again until Thursday, when they host the Avalanche in Minnesota. Russo reports that if Zucker can’t go, Pierre-Marc Bouchard — who’s been a healthy scratch as of late — will draw back into the lineup.

Perry has been suspended four games for the hit, which Rob Blake of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety called a ‘violent check.’


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  1. thehighcountrybear - Mar 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    That’s great to hear…hate to see the young man lying ‘supine’ on the ice! Talk is the Wild flew-in the Blackhawks’ medical people cum witchdoctors who themselves had been able to tear Marian I feel much better now Hossa from the icy fingers of El Morte himself [ the secret is in waiting until a suspension is administered to an offending player, nudge nudge, wink wink ]?

    • ibieiniid - Mar 13, 2013 at 4:38 PM

      i find your posts incredibly hard to read.

      • thehighcountrybear - Mar 13, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        That makes two of us! Truth is, the lighting in my cell is just terrible, shadows from the bars excite my astigmatism, this jacket restricts my typing, and the medication…? Well both I and all those little animals think the the medication is pretty damn good thank you…

      • valoisvipers - Mar 13, 2013 at 9:13 PM

        Too funny HCBear

  2. bigoldorcafromvan - Mar 13, 2013 at 4:44 PM

    You saved me some keystrokes countrybear. Zucker plays a Hossa and waits for the suspension to arrive and holy cow I feel good now. Too many flopping tender fish in the NHL now.

    • ThatGuy - Mar 13, 2013 at 4:53 PM

      That would be true, if it wasn’t reported that he was skating at like 1. The interview was after the practice and tidbits were out on it before the suspension.

    • themohel - Mar 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM

      Wouldn’t that be known as The Smith (Mike) after his Academy Award performance in last year’s playoffs?

    • danglesnipecelly24 - Mar 13, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      You’re not very smart are you? Flopping fish? haha good one idiot

  3. doubles22 - Mar 13, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    I’ma wait to a little while before I feel comfortable that Zucker was not concussed. Seems like for some guys it takes a coupla days before the symptoms kick in. Crossing my fingers…

  4. prideonice - Mar 13, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Wow…..the guy skates after practice the next day at 1 pm. What should he have done? Held a press conference last night begging the NHL not to suspend Perry? Get a life, you two. Couple of real beauties…

    • thehighcountrybear - Mar 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Pull your head out of your ass long enough to understand suspensions are predicated on damage rather than event:

      Like Hossa, Zucker went down doing the jitterbug, milked the hit for everything he could, then showed up at practice the next day…? This in effort to rationalize having being caught, bested, smoked, hammered, drilled, guzzled and generally laid-out in a game designed for violent contact. Had Zucker had his guard up, he could have given Perry a stiff shoulder and rocked his socks and the game would have continued merrily on its way…

      The problem is, the current state of rules versus penalty is nurturing weakness in the game; the weak prosper while claiming and winning ground to which they are not entitled and the strong are penalized for being just that, stronger. Heads up, game on…ladies hockey is on the other rink tonight girls!

      In the meantime, does anyone need some anal retentive keyboard jockey arbitrarily regulating freely stated opinion while telling people to ‘get a life’ because they offer a differing opinion…piss off Nancy!

      • spiciercheez - Mar 14, 2013 at 8:24 AM

        Wait….who is the keyboard jockey here??

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