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Report: Jonas Brodin could be out 'significant time' with injury

The Wild are losing their top defender to what sounds like a serious injury.
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Bad news for the Minnesota Wild as insider Michael Russo is reporting that he's "hearing" defenseman Jonas Brodin "is going to miss significant time" after suffering an upper-body injury in Minnesota's 4-3 loss to Edmonton. 

Brodin suffered the injury in the third period when Evander Kane slammed him into the end boards, with Brodin crumbling to the ice and then skating off gingerly. 

"You never want to see anybody get hit like that," Wild head coach John Hynes said after the game. "It's not my job to comment on the hit. That's the referee's job. It's an unfortunate situation and it was tough to lose [Brodin] at that point."

Losing Brodin is a huge blow considering he's one of the top defensemen in the league, and it breaks up the blossoming blue line pairing with rookie Brock Faber. Without Brodin, head coach John Hynes will have to shift defensive pairings, and that could lead to Alex Goligoski or Zach Bogosian returning to the lineup after being scratched in Edmonton. 

Fans will find out what Hynes does on defense when the Wild take on Seattle Sunday at 8 p.m. CT. 

Jonas Brodin

Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin