Apparently, the Wild aren’t very happy about it and seem to have wanted him to play through the pain.
Or, to be more accurate, they probably wanted him to play through the pain until they were able to trade him.
I bet the Wild bet they had traded Gaborik this summer, instead of trying to get a contract done. Or maybe they’re just grateful they didn’t lock him up longterm.
It’s a sad start to the New Year for Gaborik and the Wild.