Less than a week ago, General Manger Chuck Fletcher announced that Minnesota's fourth leading scorer Pierre-Marc Bouchard would be out indefinitely with a concussion. The news didn't get better today for the Wild, as the team leader in points, Mikko Koivu, said he is "week-to-week" with an upper body injury.
Koivu, who was selected to his first All-Star game last week, said he will most likely be re-evaluated by doctors next Monday.
The newest injury is "frustrating" to Koivu who was just feeling 100 percent after a lower body injury he suffered in December.
The team captain, who has nine Goals and 24 Assists, was injured after he took a hit in the corner from Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka in the first period Saturday at St. Louis. The clean hit from Sobotka didn't look particularly bad, but Koivu said he knew right away something was wrong.
"I was ready for the hit. I was steady, I hit him back a little bit. I took the hit like always, the...