Wild winger Gaborik sidelined with groin injury

Updated: October 22, 2006, 1:03 AM ET
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The Minnesota Wild's Marian Gaborik was to miss Saturday night's game against the San Jose Sharks with a "mild groin strain," according to reports on the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Web site.

Marian Gaborik
Gaborik

The right winger left early in the third period of Friday night's 2-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

General Manager Doug Risebrough told the Star Tribune that Gaborik would return to the Twin Cities with the team Sunday morning to be evaluated by team doctors.

"I don't know anything," Risebrough said when asked whether he had a timetable for how long Gaborik would be out. "We won't know until we get back."

Asked whether he's worried, Risebrough said: "I don't know. I have no idea. He hasn't seen the doctors."

Gaborik, who signed a $19 million, three-year contract in July, has four goals and three assists in seven games this season.