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Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the National Hockey League (NHL) club has re-signed restricted free agent Jason Zucker pronounced (ZOOK-ER) to a two-year, $4 million contract worth $2 million in both 2016-17 and 2017-18.
Zucker, 24 (1/16/92), tallied 23 points (13-10=23) in 71 games with Minnesota last season and set career highs in games played, assists, penalty minutes (20), shots (158), hits (83), takeaways (40), blocked shots (33) and TOI/game (15:35). The 5-foot-11, 185-pound native of Newport Beach, Calif., ranked second on the team in takeaways and sixth in shots. Zucker added two assists in six playoff contests. He owns 61 points (42-19=61) in 169 career NHL games in parts of five seasons with the Wild. Zucker was originally selected by Minnesota in the second round (59th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Rozsival received five for interference and a game.
from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,
We’ll find out Friday if Jason Zucker is the latest in the injury ward. In the final seconds, he was slashed in the back of the leg by Matt Beleskey. Zucker went down in a heap and was in a lot of pain. He stayed down for awhile afterward, then had to be helped off by athletic therapist Don Fuller and teammate Thomas Vanek. He put no weight on his leg.
He was seen by Bruins doctors for about 15 minutes, then I saw him limp badly but on his own power into the changing room.
“I didn’t think it was that bad,” Beleskey said. “I did slash him but, … I didn’t try to break his leg and I don’t think it did either, so hopefully he’s alright.”
more on the Wild loss to the Bruins...
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the following injury updates for forwards Ryan Carter and Jason Zucker:
Ryan Carter is expected to miss a minimum of one month with an upper body injury suffered in Monday’s win against Vancouver. He leads the team in penalty minutes (53), ranks third in hits (70) and tied for third with a plus-4 rating. Carter has 13 points (3-10=13) in 48 games this season. His 10 assists are a career high and 13 points is the second highest total in his career.
Jason Zucker is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday for a broken clavicle suffered in Monday’s win against Vancouver and is expected to miss approximately three months. He ranks second on the team in goals (18) and fourth in hits (64) and shots (116). His goal total this season is a career high. Zucker has recorded 23 points (18-5=23) in 48 games this season.
But did get calle for tripping on the play.
He has returned to the game...
The win puts the Wild down 1-2 in their series with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Perry received a major for interference and a 10 and game misconduct.
added 9:44pm, Wild broadcast video below, better angles of the hit...