Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/16/11
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 and you hold your breath a little bit, but there we got good news," Yeo said. "It is not a real serious injury, and he shouldn't be out for an extended period of time." The Wild will also most likely be without forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard (upper body), who is still recovering from the brutal hit Tuesday in Winnipeg. Bouchard, who missed significant time the past two seasons because of a concussion is not suffering concussion symptoms. However, Yeo said the Wild will be cautious with the forward. With forwards Devin Setoguchi (lower body) and Guillaume Latendresse (upper body) out as well, Minnesota's forward lines were pa...
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