Zucker will return to the team's lineup Saturday against Nashville, the team announced Saturday. It looks as if the leg injury is nothing too serious, and head coach Mike Yeo says Zucker should be good to go when the Wild take the ice Saturday.
Zucker (leg) did not practice Friday, Chris Miller of Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Zucker suffered from the leg injury after being slashed towards the end of Thursday's game against Boston. The team will surely update his status later on, but without practice, his status for Saturday's game against Nashville is cloudy.
Zucker potted a pair of goals Thursday in Carolina, including the overtime winner. The kid's been pouring it on of late -- he's only been held off the scoresheet once in the last 10 games. With Zack Parise (knee) on the sidelines, Zucker's stepping up his game on Minnesota's top line.
Zucker scored his third goal of the season in Saturday's overtime loss to St. Louis. He stretched his carer-high point streak to six games. Zucker has three goals and four assists and 20 shots on goal during the six-game streak. He's clicking with Mikko Koivu and Nino Niederreiter on the Wild's second line. While his hot streak may continue, he could take a big leap this season age age 23.
Zucker extended his point streak to five games Friday, scoring his second goal of the season and adding an assist in Friday's win over Chicago. Zucker has had an excellent start to the season, notching eight points in 10 games thus far. The 23-year-old is sporting a plus-5 rating and has fired 30 shots on goal, making him an all-around fantasy stud. Zucker, who scored 21 times last season, should continue finding twine in a top-six role with the Wild.
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