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Matt Cooke | Winger

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/7/1978
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 216
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Matt Cooke (groin) is projected to be a little over three weeks from being available to return to the lineup.
He underwent sports hernia surgery in early February. Cooke has been limited to just 27 games this season because of injuries. Mar 11 - 12:56 PM

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Matt Cooke will miss the five-to-six weeks after undergoing sports hernia surgery.

Coach Mike Yeo announced on Friday that Cooke had successful surgery. He was injured last Sunday versus Vancouver. Cooke has been limited to 27 games this campaign and he's contributed eight points.
Feb 6 - 4:38 PM

Matt Cooke (lower body) has been moved to injured reserve.

Coach Mike Yeo will update Cooke's status on Friday. Cooke, who was hurt in last Sunday's game against Vancouver, didn't practice on Thursday. According to a report from Michael Russo of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune, Cooke will require season-ending sports hernia surgery.
Feb 5 - 6:58 PM

Matt Cooke has a lower-body injury.

Cooke has been ruled out for Tuesday's contest, but this might end up keeping him out for significantly longer than that. He has four goals and eight points in 27 contests in 2014-15. With Cooke sidelined, it looks like Ryan Carter will take his spot on a line with Erik Haula and Kyle Brodziak.
Feb 3 - 1:36 PM

Matt Cooke was absent from Wednesday's practice because of a death in his family.

However, he is expected to rejoin his teammates in Calgary and play Thursday night. If Cooke isn't ready to play then Erik Haula is expected to dress in his place.
Jan 29 - 12:40 PM

Matt Cooke scored a goal in Minnesota’s 4-1 loss to Chicago.

Cooke scored his goal late in the third period with the Wild trailing 4-0. The Wild’s slump continues, as they have now lost five games in a row. Cooke has three goals and seven points in 19 games this season. Kyle Brodziak and Jonas Brodin picked up the assists on the goal. This was Cooke’s first point in 10 games. Things are falling apart quickly in Minnesota.
Jan 11 - 10:32 PM

It appears as if Matt Cooke has recovered enough from his hip injury to play for the Minnesota Wild against the Nashville Predators on Saturday.

Cooke has been sidelined since Oct. 28. He enjoyed an unusually strong start to the 2014-15 season from an offensive perspective, scoring six points in eight games despite an average of just 11:13 TOI. He's only hit 40+ points once in his career, so the pest is unlikely to replicate those results over a full season.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:47:00 PM

Matt Cooke (hip) may be back in the lineup on Saturday.

His second practice in seven and a half weeks will take place on Friday, but coach Mike Yeo doesn't see that as much of a problem. "In a perfect world, we'd probably have a little bit more time and a little bit more practice," said Minnesota's bench boss. "But it's not like he hasn't been skating. He's been skating for a long time. At some point, we've got to throw him right into the fire and work out some of the kinks." Cooke hasn't played since Oct. 28 because of a hip flexor problem.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Matt Cooke (hip) took part in the Wild's practice on Monday.

Cooke hasn't played since Oct. 28. "It's been a lot longer process than anyone would have liked, including myself," he said. His return isn't imminent and it's too early to say with any confidence where he will fit into the lineup when he is able to play. It wouldn't be shocking though if he ends up on the fourth line.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:30:00 PM

Don't expect Matt Cooke to return to the Minnesota lineup anytime soon.

Despite the fact that he is skating, Cooke is still weeks away from returning to action as he still needs more rehab and conditioning following a hip injury. Cooke has been sidelined since October 28th.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:45:00 PM

Matt Cooke (hip) skated on his own Tuesday because he was feeling under the weather.

He might be back with his teammates on Wednesday morning. "He's starting to step it up a little bit," coach Mike Yeo said. "We'll see where this goes. I think we'll have a little better idea in the next couple days as far as how much he pushes and how much it responds." Cooke has been sidelined since Oct. 28 due to a hip flexor.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Matt Cooke (lower body) is projected to skate Tuesday in Minnesota.

He will sit out for a 12th consecutive game on Monday because of a reported a hip flexor injury. Coach Mike Yeo will be happy when Cooke is back. "We can feel the loss of him in our lineup, just as far as his board work, his controlling pucks in the offensive zone, his penalty killing, his physicality and his speed," the Wild coach said. "We've definitely felt his absence."
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Matt Cooke (lower body) hopes to resume skating after Minnesota's road trip is over.

The last game of the trip is at Florida on Monday night. Cooke is with his teammates, but he's been unable to play Oct. 28 due to a lower-body injury.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 06:03:00 PM

Matt Cooke will sit out Thursday's game because of a lower-body injury.

Coach Mike Yeo said that Cooke has been dealing with the the issue for a few games. Cooke has two goals, three assists and a plus-4 rating in his past five contests, so his lingering ailment wasn't bothering his work on the scoresheet. Consider him day-to-day.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 03:34:00 PM

Matt Cooke scored a goal and an assist for the Minnesota Wild Monday night in the team's 5-4 loss to the Rangers in New York.

The Wild was up 3-0 entering the third period before the Rangers scored all five of their goals. Cooke's goal was his second of the season. Also scoring for Minnesota were Nate Prosser, his first of the season, Jason Pominville (third) and Jason Zucker (fifth). Justin Fontaine picked up two points for the Wild with two assists, giving him three on the season.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 10:16:00 PM

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All Positions
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Charlie Coyle
4Kyle Brodziak
5Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Sean Bergenheim
3Erik Haula
4Justin Fontaine
5Jason Zucker
6Matt Cooke
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Ryan Carter
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Matt Dumba
7Jordan Leopold
8Christian Folin
9Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom