Found March 21, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu will return Thursday night against the Calgary Flames, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced Wednesday.Koivu has missed 15 consecutive games and 23 of the past 27 contests with a shoulder injury.The 29-year-old has 10 goals and 27 assists in 45 games for Minnesota this season.

Koivu to return Thursday against Calgary

WEDNESDAY'S STORYLINE: After a 15-game absence due to an upper body injury, the Wild will get captain Mikko Koivu back tomorrow against Calgary. Koivu has missed 23 of the past 27 games, but his frustration has turned to excitement in anticipation of tomorrow night's game. "I am very excited, it has been a long couple weeks here. Feeling good to be out there in practice...

Wild confident after beating Vancouver

THURSDAY'S STORY LINE: The Wild will get a big boost Thursday night against Calgary with the return of captain Mikko Koivu, and his teammates know that better than anyone. "It is huge," center Kyle Brodziak said. "Everybody knows how valuable to the team he is on the ice, but what people don't see is his value off the ice. He is a leader on our team. In between...

Preparation, confidence help Wild snap skid

ST. PAUL, Minn. Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo approached the podium for the postgame press conference and offered a wry smile. There was no holding back the pleasure he got from watching his team snap a three-game losing streak two days and one game after saying his team was "in hell." There have been precious few opportunities the past two months for Yeo to gloat about...

SWAT Team Member Rappels From Rafters to Drop Puck Before Minnesota Wild Game (Photo)

Ceremonial puck drops are nice. Someone walks out on a red carpet, the two players stand politely and then the guest drops the puck and the teams get ready for the game to start. Except sometimes a team decides to mix things up, and a guy drops from the rafters hanging upside down on a rappel line to do the honors. That's what happened before Thursday night's Minnesota Wild...

Wild 3, Flames 2, SO

Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of a shootout in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night. Dany Heatley and Darroll Powe scored in regulation for the Wild. Josh Harding stopped 27 shots and all four Calgary shots in the shootout to hand the Flames their fourth straight loss Lee Stempniak and Anton Babchuk scored for Calgary...

Canucks defenseman punches opponent, but impact of punch hits other Canucks defenseman in face (Video)

In Monday night NHL action from Minnesota, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome punched Minnesota Wild forward Stephane Veilleux in the face. However, it was Rome's teammate, defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who actually absorbed the worst of the impact after Rome's punch knocked Veilleux's helmet into Bieska's face. It happened in the second period of the game. ...

Setoguchi's SO goal lifts Wild over Flames

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Not even a two-goal lead against a team short a couple of defenseman was enough for the Calgary Flames to turn things around. Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of a shootout in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 comeback victory over the Flames on Thursday night. "It's just frustrating," Calgary's Blake Comeau said. "All around...

Game #73: Minnesota Wild vs Calgary Flames, Thursday March 22, 2012 at 7:00pm (CST), Xcel ...

Record Pts Div. Rank G/G GA/G PP% PK% Minnesota Wild (23-30-10) 70 4th Northwest 2.06 (30) 2.65 (16) 15.0% (25) 82.9% (13) Calgary Flames (34-26-14) 82 3rd Northwest 2.43 (26) 2.61 (13) 17.2% (15) 83.6%(9)   Minnesota Wild Top 5 Scorers: G A Pts 1. #15 Dany Heatley 20 26 46 2. #21 Kyle Brodziak...

Flying V’s Hat Trick: Canucks go out with a wimper versus Wild

Bad start on the road, the playoffs cometh… The Vancouver Canucks couldn’t get their offence going Monday in Minnesota, managing 33 shots into the equipment of Josh Harding to earn his second shutout of the season in a 2-0 win. The Wild worked hard to keep the Sedins at bay, limiting chemistry with re-united line mate Alex Burrows who took the place of healthy scratch Mason...
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