Wild Lose Luke Kunin For The Rest Of The Season

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The Minnesota Wild announced that recent call up Luke Kunin has a torn ACL and is out for the remainder of the season.

(via Minnesota Wild/Wild.com):

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced that forward Luke Kunin (pronounced KUNN-nihn) will miss the remainder of this season after suffering a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during Sunday’s game against Detroit. Kunin is expected to have surgery to repair his knee in the coming weeks and return to play in approximately seven months. 

The shitty season for injuries continues on for the Wild. Kunin, the Wild’s 2016 first round pick, will be out 6-8 months after taking a hit from Danny DeKeyser of the Red Wings on Sunday night. Tough break for the kid as he was going through his first season as a pro. The real bummer here is this will set back his progression as a pro as he was going through some growing pains in his rookie season. Kunin was just called back up by the Wild after the trade deadline and was getting back into the lineup when this injury happened.

For the Wild, this eliminates another depth forward for the playoff push, which isn’t ideal for a team that has struggled to stay healthy this season. Nino seems like he still isn’t playing healthy and that needs to happen before April. We are in a waiting pattern for Jordan Greenway, who should sign once his season is over at Boston University. The good news there is that his season could potentially end this weekend if BU loses to UConn. That means that we could see Greenway in a Wild sweater as soon as next week.

But until then, guys like Kyle Rau and Sam Anas (classic name) could get called up to try and make a dent in the lineup the way that Nick Seeler has. If you haven’t seen Seeler’s fight from this weekend, it’s as close to a 1970’s hockey fight as you’ll get now.

 

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