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Jonas Brodin injured after taking puck to face

Jonas Brodin left Tuesday's game after he was hit in the face by the puck.

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sport

The Minnesota Wild lost defenseman Jonas Brodin in the first period Tuesday's game against Nashville after an innocent looking dump-in by Gabriel Bourque hit him right in the face.

The injury occurred in the first period and Brodin did not return for the remainder of Minnesota's 2-0 win.

This is what it looked like (video via ProHockeyTalk)

Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said after the game that Brodin was taken to the hospital for X-rays on his face and that there is currently no update.

Brodin, 20, has quickly become one of Minnesota's best players on the blue line and is coming off a stellar rookie season that saw him spend most of his time playing next to Ryan Suter.

He is off to a tremendous start in 2013-14 and entered Tuesday's game with three goals and three assists in his first nine games.

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