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Wild's Foster leaves ice on stretcher, suffers broken left leg

Updated: March 20, 2008, 2:24 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Kurtis Foster left the Shark Tank ice on a stretcher Wednesday night with a broken left leg after running into the boards in a collision with San Jose rookie Torrey Mitchell.

Foster, who has seven goals and 12 assists this season, was expected to have surgery to insert a stabilizing rod into his leg. The third-year pro's season is almost certainly over.

"I thought he was playing great," Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire said. "He was ...

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