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Position
C
 
Jersey
9
Name  Mikko Koivu
Born  3/12/1983
Height  6-3
Weight  222
Shoots  L
Hot4/8/2014 10:57:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu has gone off for 16 points over his last 12 games.
Insight: The 31-year-old center had two assists Tuesday, giving him 42 assists and 53 points in 63 games.
 
3/3/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu (ankle) is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Monday's game against Calgary.
Insight: A broken ankle forced Koivu (8 G, 27 A) to miss the Winter Olympics, and coach Mike Yeo said playing back-to-back games right off the bat may be tough for him.
 
2/27/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu (ankle) will not play Thursday, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: A broken ankle forced Koivu (8 G, 27 A) to miss the Winter Olympics, and coach Mike Yeo said playing back-to-back games right off the bat may be tough for him. He may be able to play Friday.
 
2/27/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu (ankle) will likely sit one of the next two games, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: A broken ankle forced Koivu (8 G, 27 A) to miss the Winter Olympics, and coach Mike Yeo said playing back-to-back games right off the bat may be tough for him. He's more likely to play in Friday's contest.
 
2/26/2014 6:58:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu (ankle) will likely sit one of the next two games, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: A broken ankle forced Koivu (8 G, 27 A) to miss the Winter Olympics, and coach Mike Yeo said playing back-to-back games right off the bat may be tough for him.
 
2/19/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu has been cleared to practice for the first time since breaking his ankle on Jan. 4, according to Michael Russo of the Star Tribune.
Insight: The injury forced Koivu (8 G, 27 A) to miss the Winter Olympics, but he should be back when the NHL season resumes.
 
2/7/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu won't compete for Finland in the Sochi Olympics. SOURCE: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Insight: His recovery from ankle surgery is taking longer than expected. Koivu's roster spot could be filled by Panthers left wing Sean Bergenheim.
 
2/5/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Mikko Koivu (ankle) will not play Thursday and his Olympic status is up in the air, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Monday was four weeks to the day since Koivu underwent ankle surgery and he hasn't even been cleared to practice with the team yet, much less play. He's been skating on his own but appears doubtful to play in the Olympics.
 
2/4/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Mikko Koivu (ankle) is unlikely to play this week, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Minnesota has two games left before the Olympic break. Monday was four weeks to the day since Koivu underwent ankle surgery and he hasn't practiced with his teammates yet, though he did skate on his own again Monday and is feeling good. His status for Sochi is still up in the air.
 
1/16/2014 6:02:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Mikko Koivu (ankle) is already walking without crutches after undergoing surgery on Jan. 6, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Koivu was given a four-week timetable at the time of the surgery, but he said he expects to be back with the Wild before the team breaks for the Winter Olympics on Feb. 9. Koivu is expected to captain the Finnish team.
 
1/11/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Mikko Koivu (ankle surgery) is confident he'll return to action with the Wild before the Olympics begin, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Koivu had ankle surgery on Jan. 6 after taking a puck to the skate two days prior and was given a four-week timetable. The Wild play on Feb. 1, 4 and 6 before breaking for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, where Koivu is expected to captain the Finnish team.
 
1/6/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Mikko Koivu had ankle surgery and will miss about a month, according to Wild beat reporter Michael Russo.
Insight: The 30-year-old has been very productive this season with eight goals and 27 assists in 44 games playing on the team's first line with Dany Heatley and Jason Pominville. Charlie Coyle could center the two wingers and be a viable short-term option.
 
11/5/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Mikko Koivu had three points (1 G, 2 A), three SOG and a +2 Tuesday against Calgary.
Insight: The 30-year-old entered play with just one goal and eight points in the first 15 games this season, but 11 points in 16 games is around his expected level of production.
 
3/28/2013 12:53:00 PM
Description: Minnesota center Mikko Koivu assisted on the game-tying goal with 55 seconds remaining in the third period Wednesday and went on to score the game-winner in overtime.
Insight: Koivu is on a roll with three goals and eight points during a five-game scoring streak. He has 16 points over his last 12 games to help the Wild go 10-2 in that span.
 
3/18/2012 2:17:00 PM
Description: Mikko Koivu could return from IR on Monday versus Vancouver. He was a game-time decision on Saturday, but the Wild are playing it cautiously.
Insight: The centerman is still third on the Wild in scoring (10 G, 27 A) despite missing 26 games. He's a must-start if he dresses for the game, so check back before they drop the puck on Monday.
 
12/27/2011 3:58:00 AM
Description: Mikko Koivu returned to the Wild's lineup on Monday after missing the past four games with a leg injury. TSN
Insight: The Wild's captain is still the team's leading scorer with 28 points (8g-20a) and a +9 this season.
 
12/17/2011 12:33:00 AM
Description: Mikko Koivu will miss Saturday's game against the Islanders because of a leg injury. NHL.com
Insight: Koivu is the Wild's leading scorer with 28 points. Consider him an injury risk next week as the Wild tour Western Canada.
 
10/22/2011 12:13:00 AM
Description: Mikko Koivu will play on Saturday against Vancouver despite being cut under the chin by a skate during Thursday's game against Edmonton. Vancouver Province
Insight: Koivu is fortunate because this type of injury could have been a lot worse. Regardless, use him in your lineup on Saturday as originally planned.
 
6/16/2011 5:49:00 PM
Description: According to multiple reports, Mike Yeo will be named the new head coach of the Minnesota Wild. TSN
Insight: Yeo was the head coach of the Wild's AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros, last season. He led the Aeros to the Calder Cup Final before they lost to Binghamton. Yeo was previously an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
 
6/3/2011 9:41:00 AM
Description: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has stated that he will trade any player on the Wild roster, with the exception of captain Mikko Koivu. Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Insight: Don't expect Fletcher to make any deals right away, as he still has to hire a head coach. He will likely hire someone before the June 24 draft, meaning that he could be looking to shake up his roster during draft weekend.