Veteran Dany Heatley will be sidelined an undermined amount of time with what’s believed to be a wrist injury.

The Wild says there is no exact timetable yet, but coach Mike Yeo said Thursday the Wild’s third-leading goal scorer will miss at least the next couple games and General Manager Chuck Fletcher said at least the next couple weeks. At the very least, he is expected to return to the Twin Cities on Friday.

“He adds a lot to our group — power play, goal scoring, big body. We’ve got to make up for that, somebody’s going to have to step up, somebody’s going to have to elevate their game,” Yeo said. “That’s two key guys that we lost the last couple games.”

The other was veteran Matt Cullen, who missed his second game with a lower-body injury Thursday. Originally, the hope was he could join the team for Sunday’s game in Columbus. That is doubtful.

“We need to deal with it,” Yeo said.

In the interim, the Wild recalled rookie Mikael Granlund from the Houston Aeros. Granlund was sent to Houston on March 12 after being scratched in four of eight games. He scored one goal and five assists in 19 games.

But Granlund, who will center Cal Clutterbuck and former Aeros linemate Charlie Coyle, said he’s coming back to Minnesota a much more confident player after seeing top minutes in Houston.