Kaprizov (undisclosed) underwent a minor surgery and is expected to be ready "well in advance of camp," Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. It's unclear exactly what Kaprizov was dealing with but, fortunately, it doesn't sound too serious. The 25-year-old winger racked up 47 goals and 108 points during the regular season before tallying another eight points in six postseason appearances. Barring a setback, Kaprizov will be in his usual top-line role to begin the 2022-23 campaign.
Kaprizov scored a pair of power-play goal on five shots, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Blues in Game 5. Kaprizov's tallies came 3:52 apart in the first period to give the Wild a 2-1 lead, but that's where their offense ended. The 25-year-old winger has been nothing short of excellent with seven tallies, one assist, 25 shots and a plus-3 rating through five playoff contests, but the Wild's depth hasn't been consistent. Kaprizov will look to keep things rolling in Thursday's must-win Game 6.
Kaprizov scored a goal on four shots, dished an assist and went plus-2 in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blues in Game 3. Kaprizov's first-period tally stood as the game-winner, and he also set up a Mats Zuccarello goal in the second. That's now four goals and an assist in Kaprizov's last two contests after he and the Wild were shut out in Game 1. The winger's added 14 shots on net and a plus-4 rating while playing a significant role in this first-round series as he did throughout his 47-goal, 108-point regular season.
Kaprizov scored three goals on five shots in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Blues in Game 2. Kaprizov scored a power-play goal in the first period before adding another two in the third. The 25-year-old forward now has his first three points of the playoffs after recording 108 in the regular season (47 goals, 61 assists). Kaprizov's hat trick helped even the series before the Wild head to St. Louis for Game 3.
Kaprizov recorded a goal and an assist in Friday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche. Kaprizov assisted on a Tyson Jost tally in the first period before adding a goal in the second. The 25-year-old winger wraps up the regular season with a seven-game point streak and 25 points (nine goals and 16 assists) in the month of April. Kaprizov finishes an excellent year with 47 goals and 61 assists.
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