Slovakia's Gaborik a no go for hockey worlds
Wild right-winger didn't score a goal in 1st-round series loss to Avalanche
Minnesota Wild right-winger Marian Gaborik has a hip injury that will keep him from playing for Slovakia at the world men's hockey championship next month.
Gaborik will undergo further medical consultation before a decision is made on how to treat the injury.
The Wild issued a brief news release Thursday afternoon that revealed Gaborik has a "hip deficiency attributable to overuse."
After a career-best 42 goals during the regular season, Gaborik did not score in a first-round series loss to the Colorado Avalanche and finished with one assist in six games. He is entering the final year of his contract.
The 12-team world championship runs May 2-18, with games in Halifax and Quebec City.
The gold medal game will take place May 18 at the Pepsi Coliseum.