Wild Designate Alex Goligoski for Long Term Injured Reserve

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The Minnesota Wild placed Alex Goligoski on long term injured reserve, Wednesday, after he suffered a lower-body injury vs the Toronto Maple Leafs over the weekend. That means the former Gophers defenseman must sit out at least 10 games or 24 days (whichever comes first).

Minnesota Wild place Alex Goligoski on Long Term Injured Reserve

Taking his place on the roster is fellow University of Minnesota alum, Sammy Walker, who will slide into the Wild’s offensive plan, in place of the also injured Matt Boldy, who is not expected to go on long term IR, after suffering an upper body injury in the same game. The pro team in Minnesota is now down (D) Jared Spurgeon, (LW) Matt Boldy and Alex Goligoski, all until further notice.

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Goligoski was supposed to start the season in the press box anyway, but as the team’s emergency defenseman. That was until Spurgeon suffered an upper-body injury during the preseason, which pushed the former Golden Gopher into action for the first two games of the regular season, where he logged an average of over 17 minutes of TOI.

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