Reports: Mikael Granlund will miss time with possible concussion
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Mikael Granlund is out indefinitely with an undisclosed upper body injury, according to Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press. The Wild disclosed that he was injured Monday against the Kings and he's listed as day-to-day on the team's injury report.
Granlund appeared to have suffered a head injury Monday and that the second-line center won't play Thursday against Chicago, according to Graff.
Granlund has a history of concussions.
If indeed this injury is a concussion, it's fair to wonder if he'll play again this season. Earlier this year, Granlund missed 13 games in a 14-game stretch.
That's not certain to happen again, but it remains a possibility for the Wild, who are on the brink of making the playoffs. Even if they make it to postseason play, the loss of Granlund would be a tough break for the Wild.
Erik Haula will be the second-line center in Granlund's stead, according to Graff. Jake Dowell will center the fourth line instead of moving Cody McCormick to center from his spot on the wing, according to Mike Russo of the Star Tribune.
This also could mean we'd see more Dany Heatley down the stretch.