Minnesota sports fans are used to getting bad news, but this might be more than they can handle. Ready?
According to multiple reports, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter will be out indefinitely with what is suspected to be a broken leg:
Super was injured late in the second period of the Wild’s 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars after his right foot slammed awkwardly into the boards.
Suter was able to get up on his own, but needed help off the ice and didn’t appear to put any weight on his right leg. Here’s the play in question:
Ouch. That’s gotta hurt. Even more hurtful though is what this injury does to the Wild’s playoff hopes. The currently hold a four point lead on the surging St. Louis Blues with an equal amount of games played for the final seed in the NHL’s Central Division. Should the Blues pass them, the Wild will still hold on to a Wild Card spot, but just barely as the Colorado Avalanche are just a single win behind. No matter how you look at it, things are getting dicey in the State of Hockey. Suter’s injury does not help matters.
After all, the veteran defenseman plays more minutes than anyone else in the NHL and routinely plays more than half the game. There’s simply no way the Wild can cover those kind of minutes without seeing a noticeable drop off from their back end.
The 33 year old Suter is having another outstanding season for the Wild, tying his career high with six goals and 51 points in 78 games. To say that he’ll be missed is the understatement of the century. Tough luck, Wild fans.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock the past week, you’ve no doubt hear d the story of Scott Foster, the accountant turned NHL superstar on Thursday evening. In attendance at Chicago’s United Center as a third string option for either team the 36 year old former NCAA goalie who now plays beer league rec hockey in Chicago was forced into action when Chicago Blackhawks goalies Anton Forsberg and Collin Delia went down with injury.
Foster was perfect through 14 minutes making seven saves and preserving victory for the Blackhawks over the visiting Winnipeg Jets. Foster made some big saves and even earned himself first star honors for his efforts. In short, it was an incredible and historic moment not only just for Foster but for every single over the hill beer league player in history…
The NHL has been buzzing with reaction to Foster’s incredible evening and one superstar, Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo, couldn’t help himself from chiming in on social media last night.
First, Vegas Golden Knights sniper William Karlsson scored perhaps the goal of the year in last night’s victory over the San Jose Sharks, check it out:
Wow… through the legs, top shelf! Of course, Luongo couldn’t help himself tweeting out:
“Scott Foster stops that while filing his client’s tax returns.”
Wooooooow! How’s that for a top shelf chirp? We love it. Keep being a beauty, Lui.
Source: Sarah McLellan
Photo Credit: Zuma Press