Kirill Kaprizov Still isn’t Skating for the Wild
Kirill Kaprizov still isn’t skating for the Minnesota Wild, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Dean Evason said Kirill Kaprizov hasn’t started skating yet. Status quo with recovery so on same 3-4 week timeline from injury. #mnwild
— Joe Smith (@JoeSmithNHL) March 17, 2023
Kaprizov suffered a knee injury 10 days ago in a game versus the Winnipeg Jets. While the damage was severe, it wasn’t expected to be season-ending and still isn’t. The original timeline for his return was 3-4 weeks. Kaprizov is approximately halfway through the low end of that timeline now.
The Wild are going to the playoffs, so the only thing that truly matters is getting Kaprizov back and up to speed before the postseason. That should happen even if his return is closer to four weeks than three.
Kaprizov is one of the best players in the game that no one talks about. Last season he posted 47 goals and 108 points in 81 games and was on pace to post similar numbers this season before the injury.
On Saturday, the Wild will host the Boston Bruins. The Wild are +196 (-1.5) on the puck line and +128 on the moneyline, with an over/under of 5.5, over (-122), and under (+100). You can find the lines and props for this game and all others on the FanDuel Sportsbook.