Koivu was taken to the hospital after crashing into the boards in Tuesday’s win in Columbus.
Source: @mnwild 01/5/16, 5:15 pm EST
Koivu not on the ice in warmups; not expected to play.
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.
Source: @KFAN1003 04/6/15, 7:44 am EST
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.
Source: @KFAN1003 01/8/15, 5:20 am EST
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.
Source: @mnwild 01/7/15, 8:28 am EST
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.
Source: Chad Graff 11/21/14, 7:31 am EST
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.
Koivu (ankle) will not play tonight in Vancouver.
Koivu will miss his 17th straight game tonight. "Wait another day and get a good team practice on Sunda and then look at it again [for Calgary on Monday]," Koivu said. "It's getting better and it's pretty much the same story it's been this whole week. It's slowly getting there and getting more comfortable on skates, but it's still not quite where I want to be, especially battles and things like that.
Koivu (ankle) will not play tonight vs. Edmonton.
It is possible that the WIld simply do not want Koivu playing in a back-to-back situation after missing nearly two months. Monitor his status prior to Friday's clash with the Canucks.
A decision on Koivu (ankle) will be made after Thursday's morning skate.
Koivu has been sidelined since January 4, but has progressed well towards a possible return on Thursday. Wild head coach Mike Yeo said they will not know whether or not Koivu will play until following Thursday's morning skate.
Source: Chad Graff 02/25/14, 8:54 am EST
Koivu (ankle) could return on Thursday in Edmonton.
Monday was the first time Koivu participated in all of the team's practice drills since his ankle surgery on Jan. 6; he said the hour-long skate was the longest he's been on the ice since the surgery. Koivu again declined to provide a timeline for his injury, but he said his ankle has improved each day since the Olympic break began. "We've made some progress," coach Mike Yeo said of Koivu. "The goal when I talked to him was let's just keep pushing it and doing what we can in practice and see how far we can come in the next couple of days."
Source: Chad Graff 02/25/14, 5:03 am EST
Koivu will miss the Olympics with a broken ankle.
The Wild captain, who was expected to captain Finland underwent surgery on a broken ankle Jan. 6 after being hit by a dump-in off the stick of Washington's Nicklas Backstrom two days before. The normal course of recovery for this type of injury is six to eight weeks. Koivu underwent surgery in an attempt to accelerate his return to the Wild lineup. Monday will be five weeks from surgery. Team Finland also lost Valteri Filppula today, so they will announce two replacements shortly.
The WIld have announced that Mikko Koivu underwent ankle surgery, will miss at least a month.
The Wild are already without Zach Parise and Josh Harding for an unknown period of time. It will be a tough stretch for the Wild without their two top forwards and top goaltender. This also could hurt team Finland in the Olympics.
Koivu (foot) has been placed on injured reserve.
Koivu was injured in Saturday's game after taking a shot to the foot. He has arguably been the Wild's best forward this season, so this is a huge loss for a team already without Josh Harding, Jared Spurgeon and Zach Parise. He is being re-evaluated today when a detailed report is expected to be released. For now he will miss a minimum of seven days. Erik Haula has been recalled.
Koivu will return to his normal No. 1 center position between linemates Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi.
Expect Koivu to center the top line tonight. Through 45 games, the Wild's captain has 10 goals and 37 points.
Barring an issue that crops up in today's practice, Wild captain Mikko Koivu will return Thursday night against the Calgary Flames, General Manager Chuck Fletcher just confirmed to me.
Expect Koivu to center the top line tomorrow. Through 45 games, the Wild's captain has 10 goals and 37 points.
Yeo said Koivu "possibly" plays Thursday vs. #Flames, but with a laugh, "keep digging."
Through 45 games, he has 10 goals and 37 points. He should be an option within a week.