Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 12/22/11
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild has announced that it has placed veteran center Mikko Koivu on injured reserve and has recalled forward Jeff Taffe from the Houston Aeros. Koivu, who had 28 points and 8 goals for Minnesota so far this season, had been listed as day-to-day with a leg injury since Dec. 17. The 28-year-old native of Finland has been a key point-producer for the Wild in recent years, recording 62 points last season and 71 points in 2009-10. Taffe (pronounced TAYFE), 30, ranks second on the Aeros in scoring, with 21 points in 27 games, and leads the team with 74 shots. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Hastings, Minn., native recorded two assists in two earlier games with the Wild this season. Taffe, a University of Minnesota alum, was originaly drafted by St. Louis, late in the first round of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. The native Minnesotan will once again wear sweater No. 19 for the Wild.
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