Dany Heatley undergoes shoulder surgery

Dany Heatley undergoes shoulder surgery
April 9, 2013, 4:45 pm
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The Minnesota Wild are hoping to have 32-year-old Dany Heatley back in time for the playoffs. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota Wild right winger Dany Heatley has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder.

Heatley had the procedure Tuesday. Coach Mike Yeo said the team isn't sure yet about a timetable for Heatley's return, but the Wild are hoping to have the 32-year-old back in time for the playoffs.

Heatley was injured at the end of Minnesota's game at San Jose last Wednesday when a tussle broke out between the two teams. Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was fined by the NHL for slashing Heatley in the closing seconds. The injury occurred in the ensuing scrum.

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Heatley has 11 goals and 10 assists in 36 games.

The Wild have also been missing veteran center Matt Cullen with an unspecified lower-body injury. Yeo said Cullen could still be out for another week.