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Mats Zuccarello is week-to-week with an upper-body injury

Zuccarello leads the Wild in points (28), with six goals scored and 22 assists so far this season

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday that forward Mats Zuccarello is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

Zuccarello is set to miss Tuesday game in Boston after missing his first game of the season Monday, a 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 36-year-old winger is the team's leader in points with 28 (six goals and 22 assists). Zuccarello scored 22 goals and had 45 assists in 78 games for Minnesota last season.

After Monday's loss, Wild head coach John Hynes said Zuccarello's status was day-to-day. The Athletic's Joe Smith reported the injury is not a long-term injured reserve situation and that Vinni Lettieri will be the team's replacement forward in Zuccarello's absence. 

Lettieri has scored three goals and one assist in 14 games with the Wild this season, including one Monday in Pittsburgh. 

The puck drops just after 6 p.m. Tuesday in Boston. 

Oct 19, 2023; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Wild right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) in action against the Minnesota Wild in the first period at Xcel Energy Center.

Mats Zuccarello