The Minnesota Wild will be without defenseman Matt Dumba for what is being described as “significant time” as he is set to undergo surgery for an upper-body injury sometime within the next week, Wild general manager Paul Fenton announced on Friday.
Fenton exited Minnesota’s game against the Calgary Flames on Saturday after only 5 minutes of action, a game in which Fenton got into a fight with Flames’ forward Matthew Tkachuk less than a minute into the contest, although Fenton didn’t confirm if the injury occurred during the fight.
“When the player says, ‘I don’t know when it happened,’ that’s what I’m going on. He does not know when it happened,” Fenton said, according to Sarah McLellan of the Star Tribune.
According to The Athletic’s Michael Russo, Dumba’s season is in jeopardy.