Friday February 6th, 2015

Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke underwent sports hernia surgery and will be out five to six weeks, the team announced on Friday.  

The 36-year-old has been sidelined with a lower-body injury and was moved to injured reserve on Wednesday. 

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Cooke has four goals and four assists in 27 games this season. Earlier in the season he missed 22 games due to a hip flexor muscle injury.

The veteran has spent 15 years in the NHL, previously playing for the Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Wild (24-20-6) host the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

- Molly Geary

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