ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher today announced the following injury updates following last night's 5-2 win at Chicago:
Forward Charlie Coyle suffered a right fibula fracture and underwent successful surgery today by Dr. Fernando Peña at TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington. He is expected to miss six to eight weeks and has been placed on Long Term Injured Reserve (LTIR). By placing Coyle on LTIR, the Wild can recall at least three players from Iowa for Saturday's home opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Forward Marcus Foligno suffered a left facial fracture and is expected to miss a minimum of one week. He is scheduled to undergo a procedure by Dr. David Hamlar on Sunday.
Forward Nino Niederreiter suffered a high left ankle sprain and has been placed on Injured Reserve. He is expected to miss a minimum of three weeks.