Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 3/3/14

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 14: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild waits for a faceoff against the Anaheim Ducks during the game at the Honda Center on October 14, 2009 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Mikko Koivu and Marco Scandella are facing an NHL game Monday night with a bit of nerves. It's been almost a month since the Minnesota Wild has had their captain, Koivu, and one of their top-4 defenseman in Scandella because of injuries. Koivu and Scandella will both return to the lineup on Monday night as Minnesota returns home for a game for the first time since Feb. 6. Koivu, third on the team with 35 points, has been out since Jan. 4, needing ankle surgery after a puck went off the inside of his right foot. The injury caused Koivu to miss the Olympics and he worked his way back, taking precaution by not playing when the Wild returned from the break last week with a pair of road wins. "Obviously it's been a long wait and kind of frustrating all the time basically after the surgery," Koivu said after Monday's morning skate. "So yeah, very excited and obviously a little nervous, but that's part of the step to take to the game. But yeah, it will be fun." Scandella...
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