Minnesota Wild defeat Boston Bruins, 4-3
ST. PAUL - Chuck Kobasew has been diagnosed with a fractured right ankle, thanks to yet another bad bounce, this one in the Bruins' season-opening win Thursday against Colorado.
Last year, Kobasew suffered a broken left tibia when he was hit by a Zdeno Chara slap shot March 25.
"If you look at the incidents, they're unfortunate," Kobasew said. "One's a dump-in, one's a point shot. You can't get mad. You play the game hard. I guess that's the way it goes."
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ST. PAUL - They were two shots that a top-notch NHL goalie would have stopped.
But Manny Fernandez, in only his first regular-season game since his procedure to repair a torn meniscus Dec. 12, 2007, can't consider himself at that level yet.
"Nothing to it," Fernandez said of Marc-Andre Bergeron's slapper in the second period that eluded his pads. "Those first and second goals are a good example of what's missing in my game - the sharpness. Those are two goals that sh...