Updated: 10/23/2013 12:55 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
The puck glances off the glove of Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin (25) as he scores against Winnipeg Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec, of the Czech Republic, in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Photo: AP Photo/Jim Mone
The Minnesota Wild announced defenseman Jonas Brodin will be “out indefinitely” with a broken cheekbone after taking a puck to the face in Tuesday night’s game against the Nashville Predators.
Brodin was absent from Wednesday’s late-morning practice at the Xcel Energy Center.
Minnesota played with just five defensemen much of the game after losing Brodin less than 5 minutes into the game when a dump-in by Gabriel Bourque hit Brodin in the face. Leaving blood on the ice, Brodin went straight to the Wild locker room.
The Wild nearly lost another blue-liner when Scandella was hit in the leg by a slap shot from Shea Weber late in the period. Scandella struggled to the Wild bench before being helped to the locker room. However, he returned for the second period.
The Minnesota Wild beat the Nashville Predators 2-0.