Posted January 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Mikko Koivu
TEAMS: Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild will likely be without captain Mikko Koivu for at least two weeks, if not more. Coach Mike Yeo said Monday that Koivu has an upper-body injury, but declined to specify. Koivu appeared to hurt his left shoulder in Saturday's game at St. Louis. Yeo said Koivu's status will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, and the coach added that he'll probably be out until after the All-Star break. Koivu was recently picked to play in his first All-Star game. He says it's too soon to tell whether he'll have to miss it. Yeo says Koivu is impossible to replace so he doesn't want his players to try. He says he's more concerned about others filling his leadership role than the loss of more offense.

Koivu will be out for at least a few weeks

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...

Wild's Koivu 'week-to-week' with injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Less than a week after learning it would be without its fourth-leading scorer, Pierre-Marc Bouchar (concussion symptoms), indefinitely, the Minnesota Wild on Monday got even worse news: Center Mikko Koivu, the team leader in points, said he is "week-to-week" because of an upper-body injury. Koivu, selected to his first All-Star Game last week, said...

Wild Will Need Team Effort To Survive Koivu Injury

from Kent Youngblood at Russo’s Rants, Mikko Koivu is going on the Wild’s upcoming road trip to Philadelphia and Toronto. But it will be in an advisory role. Koivu, who hurt his left shoulder in the first period of Saturday’s game in St. Louis, is being called week-to-week with an upper body injury. But coach Mike Yeo said not to expect the Wild captain back before the All...

Report: Wild captain Koivu sidelined for a month

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu is expected to be sidelined for at least a month with a shoulder injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported on Monday. The All-Star suffered the injury following a check from St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka during the first period of Saturday's game. Koivu, 28, leads the Wild in scoring with nine goals and 24 assists on the season.

Wild C Koivu exits with injury

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu left Saturday night's game against Saint Louis with a lower-body injury. Koivu was hurt in the first period after taking a check from Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka. He entered Saturday's game with nine goals and 24 assists on the season.

Wild Scramble Without Koivu

The Wild could ill-afford to lose cornerstone center Mikko Koivu for the next four to six weeks with a shoulder injury.“It's frustrating, especially this time of year,” Koivu told the Minneapolis Star Tribune "You're playing a lot of games, you're right in the middle of it. But there is nothing you can do about it. You have  to move on an try to get better as...

Tough night, tough finish for Wild

Mikko Koivu might be the biggest casualty from a hard-fought shootout loss to St. Louis.

Wild's Koivu to miss time with upper-body injury

Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo announced Monday that captain Mikko Koivu is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

Wild's Koivu hurt, likely out past All-Star break

The Minnesota Wild will likely be without captain Mikko Koivu for at least two weeks, if not more.

Report: Minnesota Wild lose NHL All-Star Mikko Koivu for month; can they survive?

Since Dec. 13, 2011, the Minnesota Wild have two victories, nine losses and four overtime losses. They were leading the Western Conference with 44 points on Dec. 14. Now, they're eighth in the West with 51 points; a Colorado Avalanche victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday, and the Wild are on the outside of the playoff bubble. That's bad. This is worse: The Star Tribune...

Puck Headlines: Sidney Crosby back to chiropractic neurologist; KHL All-Stars revealed; life without Koivu

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. • Thanks to Graham Vanderwoerd and the few dozen readers that sent this Jersey Foul from the Pittsburgh Penguins/Tampa Bay Lightning game on Sunday. Novocain cannot dull this pain. • Sidney Crosby's...
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