Wild's Zucker out 4-6 weeks after surgery on broken leg

Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise center, and Jason Zucker left, celebrate after teammate Eric Staal,(12) scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks,Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Minnesota Wild's Zach Parise center, and Jason Zucker left, celebrate after teammate Eric Staal,(12) scored a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks,Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Wild left wing Jason Zucker will miss the next four to six weeks after surgery to repair a broken right leg suffered in a recent game.

The Wild announced Friday night that Zucker's operation by Dr. Fernando Pena in Bloomington, Minnesota, went as planned. He fractured his fibula Sunday at Chicago and sat out the following two games.

Zucker has 12 goals and 12 assists in 34 games this season. The 28-year-old is second on the team with 24 points. This will be the first time in four years that he will miss more than three games in a season.

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