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Erik Haula broke his jaw at the World Championships

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Erik Haula broke his jaw during the gold medal game of the 2014 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus.

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Wild forward Erik Haula sustained a nondisplaced broken jaw at the start of the gold medal game against Russia. Here's the press release from the Minnesota Wild website:

Minnesota Wild C Erik Haula suffered a fractured jaw (nondisplaced) playing for Finland in the gold medal game at the World Championship on May 25. He will not require surgery and is expected to be fully recovered in 3-4 weeks.

Haula registered one assist in six games for Finland and averaged 17:17 in TOI/game.

Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin made a blatant cross-check to Haula's face. It's worth noting that there was no penalty on the careless play. Here's the video:

The good news is that the Wild is in the off-season and Haula can fully heal before the upcoming season.