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Updated: Minnesota’s Heatley (shoulder) done for year, including playoffs

Apr 9, 2013, 8:12 PM EDT

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Wild forward Dany Heatley is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season and playoffs with a shoulder injury, according to Mike Russo of the Minnesota Star-Tribune.

Heatley, 32, underwent shoulder surgery today after getting hurt during an altercation with San Jose defenseman Marc-Eduouard Vlasic last week.

It was originally though the injury would only sideline Heatley for the rest of the regular season, allowing him to return for the postseason.

More, from Russo:

Heatley underwent surgery this morning at the Cleveland Clinic. [Wild GM Chuck] Fletcher said the hope was that he would miss four or five weeks, but Dr. Tony Miniaci has informed the team that Heatley will likely miss the rest of the season.

Prior to getting hurt, Heatley had appeared in 36 of Minnesota’s 37 games this year, scoring 21 points while sitting third on the team in goals (11). He also averaged 18:32 TOI per game.

The Wild went into Wednesday’s action sitting sixth in the Western Conference, four points back of Vancouver (50) for first place in the Northwest Division.

Update:

Here’s the official release from the Wild…

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced that forward Dany Heatley underwent successful surgery today on his left shoulder by Dr. Tony Miniaci at the Cleveland Clinic.

Heatley will miss the remainder of this season and is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the 2013-14 campaign.

  1. sjsharks66 - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    He should not have invoked the wrath of the Pickle!

  2. sjsharks66 - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:37 PM

    In all seriousness I feel bad for Heater. Hope this does not effect his play next season.

  3. giantsfan155 - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    All-star down! All-star down!

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:06 AM

      [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rcXI1fHZhc[/yt]

      • lostpuppysyndrome - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:07 AM

        Ah crap…just ctrl-c and -v into your bar…

  4. lordfletcher - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    I love Heater but this doesn’t change much… it is annoying to think that pickles gets fined for a slash that had nothing to do with the injury. First game next year will be interesting to see what Heater / or anyone else sticking up for him does. Won’t happen this season because points are more important.

    Yeo needs to bench Butch and call up Zucker.

  5. modellforprez - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    is this the article aboot Gordon Staal being traded?

  6. 950003cups - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    I gotta admit. Heatley missing won’t really affect their game much at all.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      Hurts more to have Cullen gone. There’s no 2nd line now.

  7. multiplemiggs - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    he crash his sports car speeding and now hes DUNN. for the season. HAHAHAH HYOOOO!

  8. hosewater2 - Apr 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Wild are better off without this cancer. I’m sure their brass is only worried about whether they can still buy him out if he has to go on IR.

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