Wild place Zucker on injured reserve with concussion

Watch as Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Michal Rozsival is given a game misconduct for this hit on Jason Zucker of the Minnesota Wild.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have placed forward Jason Zucker on injured reserve because of a concussion.

The move was made Wednesday, when the Wild recalled forward Jordan Schroeder from their AHL affiliate to take Zucker’s roster spot. He’ll miss at least the next two games.

Zucker was hurt in the game Sunday, when he took an elbow to the face and the shoulder from Chicago defenceman Michal Rozsival. He fell backward and landed hard on his head in the second period. Rozsival was ejected for the hit and given a five-minute major penalty.

Zucker had been playing right wing on the second line. Chris Porter took his spot in the game Tuesday.

Zucker has 12 goals and 10 assists in 58 games this season.

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