Wild’s Jason Zucker out four to six weeks with fractured right fibula

Zucker was the Wild's second-round draft pick in 2010. (Craig Lassig/AP)

Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker will miss the next four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured right fibula, the team announced.

Zucker sustained the injury last Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks, when he was on the receiving end of a Brent Seabrook slapshot.

Zucker left the game briefly, but returned to finish the contest. He was ruled out of Tuesday’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights with what the team described as a lower-body injury, before being listed as week-to-week.

The 27-year-old’s surgery was a success, and according to Carly Zucker, his wife, he is now recovering at home.

Zucker sits third on the Wild in goals, with 12, and is tied for second on the team in points with 24 in 34 appearances.

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