Well, Jonas Brodin had about as good of news as you could have after taking a puck to the face. He didn't break his jaw or his orbital bone, which would have left him out for an extended period of time.
There is bad news, however: He broke his cheekbone, and will be out for tonight's game, and is out indefinitely.
It's "indefinitely" because it's unsure of whether he'll need surgery or not. If he doesn't need surgery on his cheekbone, they can get him in a cage, and back on to the ice much sooner. If it's surgery, well...
We'll comment more as new information is released. Until then...
All Brodin, All the Time
Jonas Brodin sustains broken cheekbone | Russo's Rants | StarTribune.com- Russo wrote this at the time the news was first announced.
Wild restructures defense with Brodin out | Star Tribune- The aftermath. You'll find out what the Wild plan for defense.
No Sophomore Slump for Jonas Brodin- This is the true reason to be bummed out about this. Like Charlie Coyle before him, Brodin was injured at a time when he was seemingly bringing his game to another level. Hopefully, both will be back soon.
Other Wild News
Minnesota Wild's Dumba still fighting junior hockey habits - TwinCities.com- A quick look at Mathew Dumba, his growing pains, and his role. Quick question- would it be insane to try to have Ryan Suter bring Dumba along like he did with Brodin last year? Kind of like a Shea Weber-Seth Jones-type thing? Or does that only work if you're dealing with someone ridiculously advanced.
First Round Bust: When The Levee Breaks- We saw a preview of the Levee breaking against Dallas, but nothing much otherwise. If it comes, then it'l be awesome.
Off the Trail
What Ottawa fans are saying about 1st game vs. Daniel Alfredsson | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Whatever the fans said, it appears to have worked.
Martin Brodeur feels torch has been passed to Cory Schneider as Devils starter | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- Who got him in a Yahoo fantasy league? THIS GUY! Of course, my other fantasy team (I Can Lucic My Own Balls) sat their titular player tonight accidentally, so I can't toot my own horn too much.
Flames announce Sean Monahan will remain with the club for the season | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports- It's getting to be decision time for these junior types.
Great Moments in Goalie Goal-Scoring History - The Triangle Blog - Grantland- This is a pretty awesome article. Goalie scoring is sweet.
Trotz: Stalberg ‘has to start producing’ | ProHockeyTalk- An update for the pro-Stallberg crowd from the offseason.
Report: Boyle to rejoin Sharks in Boston | ProHockeyTalk- Good news for Boyle after a scary scene from last week.
Behind Enemy Lines
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