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Gaborik could be finished with the Wild

Updated: January 2, 2009, 6:33 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun

One comment in a 15-minute conference call with media Friday spoke a thousand words for Minnesota Wild GM Doug Risebrough.

The team made it official Friday that star winger Marian Gaborik, as we speculated in this space Thursday night, will undergo hip surgery Monday.

He'll be out about 10 weeks, which means a mid-March return, and that pretty much kills any chance of Risebrough moving his prized asset and pending free agent before the March 4 trade deadline.

"I'm ...

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