Minnesota Wild forward suffers serious knee injury that could threaten his career

Published April 3, 2023 at 1:45 PM
Minnesota Wild forward Mason Shaw's career may be over before it truly got started. The twenty-four-year-old from Wainwright, AB suffered what looked like a serious knee injury this past Saturday during the Wild's game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The play five minutes into the first period seemed harmless enough as Shaw didn't appear to receive much contact however, he propelled himself into the board awkwardly after losing an edge backchecking into his own zone.

The Wild disclosed on Twitter that he suffered a tear of his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee which will require surgery. Recovery from an ACL tear can vary between six to nine months.

Before the incident Shaw was experiencing a career year as he contributed seven goals along with ten assists in fifty-nine games played; The hard-nosed center has also sat for seventy-nine minutes in the sin bin.

While most knee injuries simply require surgery and rehab, this it the 4th time Shaw has torn his ACL, which makes this situation that much more difficult to overcome.

However, if there is anyone who can get back to the NHL it is certainly Shaw. At the end of this season Shaw is scheduled to be a restricted free agent and given this injury Shaw's situation will get much trickier.
April 3   |   41 answers
Minnesota Wild forward suffers serious knee injury that could threaten his career

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