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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

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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.

Source: Michael Russo 03/3/14, 7:26 am EST

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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.

Source: Michael Russo 02/28/14, 10:45 am EST

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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

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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.

Source: Michael Russo 02/7/14, 8:20 am EST

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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.

Source: Michael Russo 01/6/14, 10:58 am EST

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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.

Source: Michael Russo 01/6/14, 6:19 am EST

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