Minnesota Wild

Position
C
 
Jersey
9
Name  Mikko Koivu
Born  3/12/1983
Height  6-3
Weight  222
Shoots  L
2/3/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu registered two points and seven shots during Tuesday's win over the Blackhawks.
Insight: Koivu has had a decent season, and now has eight goals and 28 points through 50 games this season. He should be owned everywhere.
 
1/2/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Friday's victory against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Koivu assisted the go-ahead goal and then added to the lead with a power-play goal about half way through the third period. Koivu has six goals and 13 assists in 26 games this season.
 
12/9/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's comeback victory against the Islanders.
Insight: Minnesota scored four third-period goals to erase a, 4-1, deficit and defeat New York, 5-4. Koivu scored the first goal of the final period. For leagues that include faceoffs, Koivu also won 22 draws.
 
10/30/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu scored a goal on Thursday night against San Jose.
Insight: He was also +1 with eight shots on goal. However, Koivu now only has two gaols and no assists on the season, and will need to produce a lot more, in order to be a relevant fantasy player.
 
10/3/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Wild center Mikko Koivu should be drafted late in drafts this season.
Insight: He had 11 goals and 43 assists in 65 games last year. If he can play all 82 games he should be around the 65-point mark, giving him decent fantasy value. Koivu should benefit from playing on Minnesota's talented first line.
 
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.
 

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