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Heatley to have shoulder surgery; expected back for playoffs

Apr 8, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

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Minnesota Wild forward Dany Heatley will undergo shoulder surgery Tuesday, according to the Star Tribune.

It’s a scope to repair a dislocated left shoulder suffered in San Jose during that altercation with former teammate Marc-Edouard Vlasic on Wednesday. Mike Yeo says this doesn’t necessarily mean Heatley will miss the remainder of the regular season, but you know it’ll be pretty darn close. The reason he and the team has elected for surgery is because this should quicken his return rather than just letting it heal naturally.

Heatley, 32, has 11 goals and 10 assists in 36 games.

Yesterday, the Wild snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-0 win in Columbus.

Minnesota — which hosts Chicago tomorrow — still has a shot to win the Northwest Division, as the Wild are just two points back of first-place Vancouver.

  1. r4n6er - Apr 8, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    Okay, so the injury had nothing to do with the slash. Does this mean that Vlasic will get his money back?

  2. danglesnipecelly24 - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Heater is washed up

    • lordfletcher - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM

      @dangle

      Great addition to the article,

      thanks…………………………………………….

    • nhloon - Apr 8, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      True that, guy seems to be a typical player out there now a days.

      • gooterbaby - Apr 8, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        Not quite washed up but getting there. 11 goals isn’t bad for a 3rd liner with a big body. Just as many goals as Giroux, H.Sedin, Pacioretty, Pominville, and Callahan just to name a few. His contract will indeed be bought out after the year though.

    • r4n6er - Apr 8, 2013 at 6:59 PM

      @gooterbaby

      What the what? 7.5mil cap hit only holds the expectations of a third line big body? Giroux 3.75mil, Sedin 6 mil, Pacioretty 1.6 mil, Callahan 4.2 mil. There are actually only 9 NHL players with a higher cap hit then your big body….

      • lordfletcher - Apr 8, 2013 at 10:05 PM

        @r4n6er

        who cares, change the record.

        Fletcher made the right move trading for him over Havlat.

        Havlat was a cancer and it’s scary to think I would rather want Heaters contact at 7.5 for one more year, than Havlat’s 5.5 or whatever it is for another two years.

        Heater has been great in the locker room and for all we know helped bring in Suter and Parise.

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