Report: Minnesota Wild's Jonas Brodin To Miss "Significant Time"

The Minnesota Wild were fuming that no penalty or supplementary discipline was handed out to the Edmonton Oilers' Evander Kane after he hammered Jonas Brodin into the end boards on Friday. That anger has ratcheted up considerably, no doubt, as word has come down that Brodin will miss "significant time" with the upper-body injury. 

The way Brodin has been playing this season, and the massive amount of ice time he logs, it's a huge loss for Minnesota. He's now being labeled as "week to week."

In the end, the NHL's Department of Player Safety spoke to Kane and issued a "warning" that will go on his record. But that's little consolation for the Wild, who now have to figure out a way to fill 24 minutes a night of top defensive play that Brodin was providing. For now, as insider Michael Russo suggests, they can put Alex Goligoski or Zach Bogosian (if ready to go) into the lineup.