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MIKKO KOIVU RUMORS & GOSSIP

Wild captain Koivu ready to play after hospital stay

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu told reporters that he expects to return to the lineup versus the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, just two days removed from being sent to the hospital.Koivu lost his edge while tangling with Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard and crashed into the end boards in the first period of Minnesota's 4-2 win on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Finn...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Koivu, Wild enjoy atmosphere of outdoor practice (PHOTOS)

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu felt very much at home when the team ventured out into the elements to participate in an outdoor practice on Tuesday.Wearing a hooded sweatshirt under his uniform, Koivu went through the paces in a practice open to the public at Braemar Arena Backyard Ice Rink in Edina, Minn. While Tuesday's events served as a toe in the water for the Wild before...
Via Fox Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

2 goal night by Koivu caps off 3-1 home win by Wild over Red Wings

NEWARK, NJ – DECEMBER 11: Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on December 11, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) I’m going to admit to you that I have no real desire to watch this game. With the decided lack of effort the Wild...
Via State of Hockey News
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: Wild vs. Predators

Mikko Koivu just matched his best two-game point output for a Minnesota Wild team on the verge of its first four-game winning streak.The Nashville Predators are searching for answers as they near their first four-game slide.Koivu and the Wild hope some solid work at home on the power play translates to the road when they meet the Predators on Saturday night.Minnesota (17-7-6) has...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Game 7 preview and prediction

This is what hockey fans live for. The Minnesota Wild play the game 7 that everyone wanted to see tonight against the Avalanche with everything is on the line. This is a “do or die” situation in every sense of the phrase. Minnesota lived up to expectations in an emotional game at Xcel Energy Center in game 6 to set up the most anticipated hockey game in the state since 2003...
Via isportsweb.com
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild face elimination in game 6

The Minnesota Wild returns home this evening to face a potential end to its season against the Colorado Avalanche. In what has been one of the more entertaining series in the opening round of NHL Playoffs, the teams are coming off a controversial game 5 in which Minnesota seemed to get jobbed several times by the officials. Despite the poor officiating, the Wild cannot sulk and think...
Via isportsweb.com
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: End of season outlook

After a slight hiccup in what seemed like a team on cruise control heading into the playoffs, the Minnesota Wild have again gotten back on track. The Wild has put last week in the rear-view mirror and looked like a completely different team through 3 games this week, taking 5 of 6 points. They will have a chance to add to that total tomorrow against the Detroit Red Wings. The recent...
Via isportsweb.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's Koivu won't play for Finland in Olympics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The disappointment was apparent on Mikko Koivu's face. Koivu, the Minnesota Wild captain and presumptive captain for Team Finland, announced Friday he won't play in the Olympics this month in Sochi, Russia. Koivu, who has missed the past 15 games for Minnesota, decided his surgically-repaired ankle hasn't healed enough to allow him to play in his third Olympics...
Via Fox Sports North
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild's Mikko Koivu out of Olympics

Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu decided his surgically repaired right ankle has not healed enough to allow him to play for Finland in the Olympics. Koivu, who had surgery after fracturing his right ankle while blocking a shot on Jan. 4, has been out the past 15 games for Minnesota heading into the Olympic break. Koivu, a two-time Olympian, was one of the most experienced players...
Via Associated Press
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild update: Pre-Olympic analysis

As the sprint prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi begins to come to a grinding halt, the Minnesota Wild find themselves in an all too familiar position. Despite going on a tear heading into the break, they have struggled to make significant ground on the leaders on the Western Conference. The equally consistent play of Chicago, St. Louis and Colorado has left the Wild as the...
Via isportsweb.com
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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