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By MIKE LIPKA,
STATS EditorThe Christmas break may have come at the perfect time for the Minnesota Wild, who hobbled into the holiday on a six-game losing streak - but still with a slim lead in the Northwest Division.The return of their captain and leading scorer would be a great gift.The Wild hope to have Mikko Koivu back in the lineup Monday as they look to end their skid and hand the Colorado Avalanche a 10th consecutive road defeat.Minnesota (20-11-5) was the surprise of the early season, surging to the top of the NHL standings at one point under first-year coach Mike Yeo.A harsh dose of reality has set in lately, however, with the Wild suddenly lacking several key forwards - and, consequently, most of their offensive production. They've totaled three goals during their last four games, all played without Koivu due to a leg injury.Koivu, the team leader with 28 points and a plus-9 rating, had been hoping to return Thursday at Edmonton but is now targeting MondayThat 4-1 def...
BEST OF MAXIM
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have struggled to stay healthy as of late, but they got one of their key players back on the ice Monday night.
Wild captain Mikko Koivu was back in action Monday against Colorado after missing four games with a leg injury. While the Wild fell 4-2 to the Avalanche for their seventh loss in a row, they were glad to see their captain back.
The Minnesota Wild's current seven-game losing streak has been marked by a dramatic dip in the offensive output and by absences of key players, most notably Captain Mikko Koivu. The Wild went into the Christmas break on a 0-5-2 run while scoring only 9 goals in those seven games.
That's why you bank as many points as possible early in the season, so when injuries strike...
SAINT PAULMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced Tuesday the Minnesota Wild has recalled right wing Jon DiSalvatore and defenseman Nate Prosser from the Houston Aeros. The Wild also placed defenseman Clayton Stoner on injured reserve.
The 30-year-old DiSalvatore leads the Aeros with 26 points in 32 games while serving as team captain. He led the Aeros with...
Mikko Koivu, the Wild's top center, captain and leader, will return to the lineup after missing five games with a leg injury.
Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu returned Monday against the Colorado Avalanche after missing the past four games with a leg injury. Minnesota (20-11-5) hasn't won since Koivu, its leading scorer, was injured against Chicago on Dec. 14. Koivu has eight goals, 20 assists and a plus-9 rating this season.
Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu returned Monday against the Colorado Avalanche after missing the past four games with a leg injury.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon left Monday's contest against the Colorado Avalanche.
Not even the return of captain and leading scorer Mikko Koivu could help the Minnesota Wild end their losing streak.
If the Nashville Predators are going to break out of their brief funk, they'll have to do it without their own leader.
The Wild will look to snap a seven-game skid Wednesday night while the Predators try again to adapt to life without star defenseman Shea Weber...
What to Watch For...
Wednesday – Nashville vs Minnesota Wild
Nashville is 0-1-0 against the Minnesota Wild this season. Minnesota will make their first trip of the s...
Enough is enough, these kind of hits make my blood boil and they are unnecessary, the NHL needs to through the book at Avalanche forward Cody McLeod for his ridiculously stupid and dangerous hit on Wild Defenseman Jared Spurgeon. There is no reason this hit shouldn't command at least a 2-4 game suspension.
In the last 13 days the Minnesota Wild have seen Lennart Petrell...
Season's greetings everyone. I hope that you're Christmas holiday, whether you observe it or not was an opportunity to spend some time with your family. For young kids, its usually all about the gifts. The anxious expectation of running to the family living room to see a tree stocked full of presents that taunt for you to open them. I have to admit, I was the kind...
There are, as everybody knows, only two ways to get out of working on New Year's Eve: the first is to book the day off well in advance. The second is to do something stupid that gets you sent home.
Unfortunately for Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod, with a December 31 tilt with the Anaheim Ducks just five days away, his only viable option was the second approach. Think...
Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game road losing skid by beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night. Colorado won on the road for the first time since Oct. 22 and extended Minnesota's winless streak to seven games. Ryan O'Reilly, Gabriel Landeskog and TJ Galiardi also scored for Colorado (19-17-1).
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #9 Mikko Koivu
2. #15 Dany Heatley
Jan Hejda scored the go-ahead goal at 10:20 of the third period and the Colorado Avalanche snapped a nine-game road losing skid, beating the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night.