Gaborik skating again but groin injury still keeping him out of games

Gaborik, who strained a groin muscle in a game Oct. 20 and has not played since, skated with the team Monday for the first time since the injury and did so again in a short practice on Tuesday.

Because Gaborik’s groin has been a problem in the past, the Wild have been extra careful about bringing him back.

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Minnesota, which is 3-8 this month, was without the star forward for 17 games last season due to a similar injury. Gaborik has missed 16 games so far this season.