LATEST | Wild forward suffers major injury for fourth time in his career (video)

Published April 3, 2023 at 11:58

The Minnesota Wild received some terrible news on Monday afternoon as it was revealed that 24-year-old forward Mason Shaw will miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season.

It was determined that Mason Shaw has suffered yet another torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and will need surgery to repair it. This will mark the fourth time that Shaw has needed to have ACL surgery, all before the age of 25, which is definitely concerning given the importance of the ligament to the action of skating.

The injury occurred during the first period of Saturday's game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Shaw needed to be helped off the ice by Brandon Duhaime and the Wild's trainer, leaving the game and not returning.

"Mason Shaw suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in Saturday's game at Vegas and will miss the remainder of this season." The Wild's public relations Twitter account said on Monday.

Shaw, a native of Wainwright (Alberta), was the Wild's fourth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft and had a promising junior career in the Western Hockey League before making the jump to the AHL, before ACL issues began to derail his career and development.

He made his NHL debut last season, getting into three games during the 2021-22 campaign and has spent the majority of this year with the Wild, putting up 17 points (seven goals, ten assists), 79 penalty minutes and is a minus-one in 59 games.

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