Minnesota Wild’s All-Star left wing Kirill Kaprizov suffered a lower-body injury that will see him sidelined for the next three to four weeks, the team announced on Thursday.
Kaprizov was injured during the Wild’s 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. His injury came when he collided with 6-foot-7 Jets defenseman Logan Stanley. Kaprizov was defending the puck when Stanley came in for the check. He then collapsed, unable to see out the game.
With 17 games left this season, Kaprizov is unlikely to feature again for the Wild for the remainder of the regular season. Following the victory over the Jets, Minnesota has risen to a first-place tie with the Dallas Stars in the Central Division standings.
Currently, Kaprizov is Minnesota’s top scorer with 39 goals this season, putting him in sixth place in the league’s overall scorers charts. With 74 points overall, Kaprizov is responsible for over 41% of the Wild’s goals.