Mikko Koivu News
The Wild signed Mikko Koivu to a two-year extension worth $11.0M ($5.5M AAV).
Koivu was heading into the final year of his seven-year contract that carries a $6.75M cap-hit, but the Wild inked the 34-year-old to a deal that will take him through the 2019-20 season. The Wild captain had 18 goals and 40 assists (58 points) in 80 games last season and is tied for 30th in the NHL in assists (113) and tied for 45th in points (162) while only missing four games over the last three seasons.
Koivu is day-to-day with an illness.
Koivu was scratched prior to Sunday’s game vs. the Predators and is listed as day-to-day. Koivu has had a nice season, picking up 13 goals and 20 assists (33 points) in 45 games this season. Monitor his status prior to Tuesday’s game in Dallas.
Koivu (undisclosed) will play on Thursday vs. the Flyers.
Koivu was hospitalized during Tuesday’s game in Columbus, but was released later that night. Less than 48 hours after being hospitalized, Koivu was on the ice for the Wild’s morning skate and will be in the lineup vs. the Flyers. Koivu has just two goals and one assist in his last eight games.
Koivu was taken to the hospital after crashing into the boards in Tuesday’s win in Columbus.
Koivu (eye) is expected to be back in the Wild lineup on Monday.
Koivu missed Saturday’s game against the Red Wings, but he is expected to be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Jets. Koviu has been hot recently, scoring four goals and two assists in his last six games.
Koivu (undisclosed) will be in the lineup on Thursday.
Koivu left practice early on Wednesday with a “minor injury” but it will not keep him out of tonight’s game vs. Chicago. He has one goal and three assists in his last four games.
Koivu left practice on Wednesday with a “minor” issue.
Koivu left briefly but returned to practice, so expect him to be in the lineup on Thursday. Monitor his status tomorrow just to be sure.
Koivu (muscle strain) missed Saturday’s practice.
Koivu missed practice today with what head coach Mike Yeo called a “minor muscle strain”. The Wild have the weekend off, so he won’t miss any action over the next two days and is expected to be back at practice on Monday.
Koivu (illness) is expected to play on Saturday.
Koivu missed the Wild’s practice on Friday, but was back on the ice for the morning skate on Saturday and is expected to be in the lineup vs. Tampa Bay. He will centre the second line with Nino Niederreiter and Justin Fontaine.
Koivu (illness) did not practice on Friday.
The Wild are in Tampa Bay on Saturday so monitor Koivu’s status during tomorrow’s morning skate. Should he skate, he will likely be available for head coach Mike Yeo. Koivu has struggled in the first quarter of the season, posting just five points (2G / 3A) in 18 games.
Koivu (ankle) will return to the Wild lineup tonight.
"[I'm] very excited. It's been a long wait. Little nervous," said Koivu about returning tonight after missing 17 games with a broken ankle. Koivu will make his return on the second line with Charlie Coyle and Dany Heatley on his wings. Koivu has eight goals and 27 assists (35 points) in 44 games this season. His return helps solidify the Wild's front-end.
Koivu (ankle) is practicing with Dany Heatley and Charlie Coyle this morning.
Koivu was reportedly close to playing this week, but never ended up playing. Skating on a regular line this morning suggests that Koivu will be back in the lineup on Monday night vs. Calgary.