Dalpe underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip Thursday, and has been a recovery timetable of five months. Dalpe has missed all but one game this season for AHL Iowa with what was initially believed to be a groin injury. When the ailment lingered, the team's training staff likely investigated further, and ultimately discovered the 26-year-old forward would require surgery to address the issue. Minnesota's already shallow depth at center will now be stretched even thinner during Zalpe's absence. Given his recovery timetable, Dalpe likely won't be available until early April.
Dalpe has missed all but one game this season for Iowa of the AHL due to a groin injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Dalpe would be a potential candidate to be called up to the NHL if healthy due to injuries to Tyler Graovac and Justin Fontaine. However, it doesn't sound like he'll be healthy enough to be called up in the near term.
Zac Dalpe scored two goals in AHL Iowa's preseason game Saturday, but could be recalled to the NHL this week if the Wild need a center, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Zac Dalpe signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Wednesday.
Zac Dalpe's rights will not be retained by the Sabres, reports The Buffalo News.
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