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Video: Wild’s Brodin hasn’t returned after taking puck to face

Oct 22, 2013, 8:53 PM EDT

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The Minnesota Wild already lean on Ryan Suter as much as any defenseman in the NHL, but what if Jonas Brodin is injured? The 20-year-old hasn’t returned to action so far in Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators after taking a puck to the face.

Brodin received a lot of Calder Trophy buzz in 2012-13, as he looked advanced for a first-year player. He’s carried that momentum over to this season so far, collecting six points (three goals, three assists) in nine games. Not bad considering the team is struggling mightily to score.

PHT will keep an eye out for updates on his status.

  1. earpaniac - Oct 22, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    The first hockey game I ever saw was an AHL Milwaukee Admirals game. About 20 seconds in a ref took a puck to the face. To this day, I still don’t think I’ve ever seen that much blood. I remember actually seeing teeth on the ice.

    • pfhockey - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      Search up Clint Malarchuk on youtube

      • esracerx46 - Oct 22, 2013 at 11:31 PM

        Or Richard Zednik. Exact same injury. Skate to the neck. Why no one wears anything around the neck is beyond me. I know they were something in juniors or world juniors. But nothing in the NHL. And no kidding. A puck to the mouth is painful? I had no idea.

  2. wild1ne - Oct 22, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    I hope he’s ok, big loss for the Wild if he goes down. its tough to rely on Clayton Skoula..

    • lordfletcher - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      I see what you did there.

      anyone else amazed at how well (not poorly) Prosser is playing lately… who would have thought

  3. jernster21 - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Probably safe to assume he lost some chicklets. If it’s a playoff game he’s back on the ice, for a regular season game, there’s nothing to prove. Hopefully that’s all it is and he gets back out there soon.

  4. katyhockeymom - Oct 23, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Ouch. That poor kid. A puck to the mouth can be a very serious injury. Ask Sidney Crosby. Ask Jeremy Roenick, whose toughness no one could question. .
    I really hope his face isn’t messed up. He’s such a handsome young man (I’m a middle-aged mom and can say such things). Maybe he and Tavares can get a package deal on getting their teeth replaced.

  5. guitarhunterdude - Oct 23, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    This could really kill the Wild if he’s seriously hurt and out for a month or more. As good as Suter is, the rely on Brodin just as much, and they don’t really have anyone who can step up and fill that role. Spurgeon may be a borderline top-2 guy, but they don’t have any other top-4 guys who could fill Spurgeon’s role if they moved him up to Brodin’s spot.

    Hope he’s not seriously hurt. He truly is a joy to watch.

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