Foster's big fall
Yet another incident that screams for the league to introduce no-touch icing:
Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster was scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery at a San Jose hospital late Wednesday night after breaking his left leg during the second period of the Wild's 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks.Greg Wyshynski has a detailed look at the play, which includes video footage. One would think the league looks into a suspension for the Sharks rookie Torrey Mitchell, who needlessly shoves the Wild defenceman here.
Foster suffered a displaced fracture in his left femur and was going to have a steel rod inserted to stabilize the leg, director of hockey operations Chris Snow said.
Foster's essentially Minnesota's fifth defenceman, but this is still a pretty major loss for a team battling for the Northwest Division lead. He picks up just more than two and a half minutes on the power play a game.