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Wild’s Heatley hurt at end of loss to Sharks

Apr 4, 2013, 3:04 AM EST

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Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo indicated following Wednesday’s game against the San Jose Sharks that Dany Heatley could miss time with what may be a wrist injury.

The injury appears to have happened during an altercation between Heatley and Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic at the end of the game – a 4-2 Sharks win.

Based on post-game comments, it seemed the two players had a running feud from the previous shift. Vlasic was assessed a major penalty for slashing at the end of the game, when he took a wicked hack at Heatley.

“He just swung at me and I swung at him,” Vlasic told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

“He could have easily hit me. I wasn’t intending to hurt him. I just wanted to slash him because he took a swing at me and missed. He got me the shift before. If he’s going to slash me, I’m going to defend myself and just swing back and unfortunately I got him. I didn’t want to hurt him. If he’s going to slash me I was just defending myself and swung back.

“… Unfortunately I got him in the wrist or shoulder. I’m not sure where I got him. That was not my intent. My intent was just to defend myself.”
  1. alexjm3449 - Apr 4, 2013 at 4:26 AM

    The Minnesota ManBearPigs will fail just like the Gophers did to Yale, or any other MN sport team.

    • rsmaggiemae - Apr 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      Not very nice to say about the Minnesota People… I dont know where you live, but you should not say anything about anyone or anyplace until you have been here.
      I can only assume you live out East, and I lived out East in NY, Philly and Pitts so I know what people are like out East….
      please dont ever come to Minnesota, as we dont need people with your attitude here.

      • handsomepatrick - Apr 4, 2013 at 6:59 PM

        NO no no. Us Minnesotan’s don’t insult people. We make underhanded comments with a smile on our face. Remember “Minnesota nice”.

  2. bryguy39 - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    all because he was f’ing around way to go HEATER! Down another guy!

  3. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:25 AM

    Maybe he should not have challenged Pickles to a sword fight… Hope heater is ok though!

  4. dankpuffalot - Apr 4, 2013 at 9:17 AM

    Who is up before 4am to troll on a message board? Go back to your man camp.

    • themediaisdumberthandirt - Apr 4, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      He wasn’t, it was 4:26. Can you read?

  5. noozehound - Apr 4, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    yes I can, it says 3:26 CDT.

  6. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Well i personally left me comment around 4:20 am. You see, some people have jobs that require them to wake up in the wee morning hours.

  7. profsudz - Apr 4, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    There are 4 different time zones in this thing called the USA. Depending on your account settings, the times that people posted at will vary.

    But the original troll didn’t get up early, he was up late sucking down a truckload of cold pops.

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