Heatley was injured in a fight at the end of the Wilds’ 4-2 loss to San Jose last Wednesday, when he was slashed in the arm by the Sharks’ Marc-Edouard Vlasic.
The 32-year-old Heatley has 11 goals and 10 assists in 36 games for the Wild this season.
Minnesota (22-15-2, 46pts) currently holds the seventh seed in the Western Conference.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN