Found February 09, 2012 on CBSSports:
PLAYERS: Mikko Koivu
TEAMS: Minnesota Wild
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Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu was cleared Thursday to return to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a left shoulder injury.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. The wait and speculation is over. Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu was activated from injured reserve Thursday and will be in the lineup when Minnesota hosts the Vancouver Canucks. Koivu, who hasnt played since Jan. 14 because of a shoulder injury, has been skating in practice and for over a week, but hadnt been cleared to play. The Wild, who are tied for eighth...

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ST. PAUL, Minn. Captain Mikko Koivu's return to the Minnesota Wild lineup was supposed to be the spark that re-energized the slippingsquad. However, after Thursday's 5-2 loss at home to the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks, Minnesota was again searching for answers. Told that his players seemed upset following the game, coach Mike Yeo wondered why the attitude...

Koivu cleared to return for Wild

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has been cleared to return to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a left shoulder injury. Wild coach Mike Yeo said before Thursday's game against Vancouver that he expected Koivu to be back on the first line, centering Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi to face the Canucks. That was the combination at the beginning of the season...

Koivu's return should help Setoguchi improve

WEDNESDAY'S STORY LINE: "He had a great practice today and was involved in every battle drill," said Mike Yeo when speaking of Wild Captian Mikko Koivu after practice today. Yeo also considered Koivu's practice encouraging, but neither Yeo or Koivu would indicate if the captain will be in the lineup for tomorrow's big game against the division-leading Canucks...

Koivu cleared to return for Wild after 8 games out

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has been cleared to return to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a left shoulder injury. Wild coach Mike Yeo said before Thursday's game against Vancouver that he expected Koivu to be back on the first line, centering Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi to face the Canucks. That was the combination at the beginning of the season...

Wild captain Koivu cleared to return vs. Canucks

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has been cleared to return to the ice for Thursday's game against the Northwest Division rival Vancouver Canucks. Koivu has missed eight games with a left shoulder injury, which he suffered on Jan. 14 versus the St. Louis Blues. The 28-year-old Finn has collected nine goals and a team-leading 24 assists in 41 games this season.

Koivu returns to Wild lineup after missing 8 games

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu returned to the lineup on Thursday night after missing eight games because of an injured left shoulder.

Koivu back in Wild lineup Thursday

The Minnesota Wild will have captain Mikko Koivu in the lineup when they host the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks on Thursday.

Wild captain Koivu cleared for return to action

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu has been cleared to return to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a left shoulder injury.

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