The Wild placed forwards Jason Zucker and Ryan Carter on injured reserve this morning following the injuries suffered during Monday's 5-3 victory over Vancouver.

Brett Sutter and Stu Bickel are being called up.
In addition to the injuries themselves, the Wild needed to make the move because it has three goalies on the roster with this week's recall of Darcy Kuemper from Iowa.

From last night:
The Wild lost Zucker and Carter to upper-body injuries in the first period.

“We should not expect them back in the lineup in the near future,” coach Mike Yeo ominously said after the Wild’s sixth consecutive regulation win pulled the now 9th-place team (8-1-1 in its past 10 overall) within three points of a playoff spot and six points of Winnipeg heading into Tuesday’s game in northern Minnesota (Manitoba).

I’m told Carter was in a sling after the game and personally it looked to me that Zucker also sustained a shoulder injury. The Wild’s 18-goal scorer (17 even-strength goals) got jolted pretty good chasing a loose puck along the wall by defenseman Luca Sbisa. A few minutes before, Carter crashed hard into the boards after being checked by defenseman Yannick Weber.

The Wild had to use 10 forwards for 50-plus minutes tonight and did look like they started to get gassed late in the game. Jason Pominville credited coach Mike Yeo for helping navigate a convoluted bench as Yeo had to mix and match forward lines all night.

Both Yeo and Pominville, who snapped a 12-game goal drought tonight, joked that they were surprised it took the team so long to get a too-many-men penalty (the first and only Vancouver power play of the game with 3:49 left). The Wild did a great job staying out of the box with two penalty killers in Zucker and Carter hurt.