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Mikko Koivu and Pierre-Marc Bouchard are among the key forwards out with injuries, prompting more calls to Houston.
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FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: The injuries keep piling up for the Minnesota Wild. Center Mikko Koivu will not play Saturday against the New York Islanders.
Minnesota's captain, who leads the team with 28 points, was injured during Thursday's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, and coach Mike Yeo says Koivu is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
"You see him go off the ice...
SATURDAY'S STORYLINES: Wild coach Mike Yeo jokedFriday that if Pierre-Marc Bouchard (facial injury) was ready tonight he thinks they could find a spot for him. Bouchard might be ready to take that spot.
Bouchard participated in a full morning skate this morning and will be a game-time decision tonight.
"He looked great; it is just a matter of making sure he feels good...
Captain Mikko Koivu injured himself late in Wednesday night's loss to Chicago.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Mikko Koivu were back on the ice for practice but their playing status is uncertain.
The latest is captain Mikko Koivu, who hurt his leg in overtime against Chicago. First word is it isn't serious.
Pierre-Marc Bouchard wasn't playing against the Islanders what is still being called a broken nose and facial soreness. Greg Zanon, a healthy scratch last game, returned.
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO
STATS WriterThe Minnesota Wild are trying to regroup after back-to-back losses slowed their momentum. Coping with a slew of injuries may pose a major obstacle to getting it back.The Wild look to withstand the absences of as many as four forwards when they host the struggling New York Islanders on Saturday night.No team has more points than Minnesota (20-8...
The Minnesota Wild are trying to regroup after back-to-back losses slowed their momentum. Coping with a slew of injuries may pose a major obstacle to getting it back.
The Wild look to withstand the absences of as many as four forwards when they host the struggling New York Islanders on Saturday night.
No team has more points than Minnesota (20-8-4), but the club is on the brink...