Koivu was scratched prior to Sunday’s game vs. the Predators and is listed as day-to-day. Koivu has had a nice season, picking up 13 goals and 20 assists (33 points) in 45 games this season. Monitor his status prior to Tuesday’s game in Dallas.
Koivu (undisclosed) will play on Thursday vs. the Flyers.
Koivu was hospitalized during Tuesday’s game in Columbus, but was released later that night. Less than 48 hours after being hospitalized, Koivu was on the ice for the Wild’s morning skate and will be in the lineup vs. the Flyers. Koivu has just two goals and one assist in his last eight games.
Koivu (eye) is expected to be back in the Wild lineup on Monday.
Koivu missed Saturday’s game against the Red Wings, but he is expected to be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Jets. Koviu has been hot recently, scoring four goals and two assists in his last six games.
Koivu missed practice today with what head coach Mike Yeo called a “minor muscle strain”. The Wild have the weekend off, so he won’t miss any action over the next two days and is expected to be back at practice on Monday.
Koivu missed the Wild’s practice on Friday, but was back on the ice for the morning skate on Saturday and is expected to be in the lineup vs. Tampa Bay. He will centre the second line with Nino Niederreiter and Justin Fontaine.
The Wild are in Tampa Bay on Saturday so monitor Koivu’s status during tomorrow’s morning skate. Should he skate, he will likely be available for head coach Mike Yeo. Koivu has struggled in the first quarter of the season, posting just five points (2G / 3A) in 18 games.
Koivu (ankle) will return to the Wild lineup tonight.
"[I'm] very excited. It's been a long wait. Little nervous," said Koivu about returning tonight after missing 17 games with a broken ankle. Koivu will make his return on the second line with Charlie Coyle and Dany Heatley on his wings. Koivu has eight goals and 27 assists (35 points) in 44 games this season. His return helps solidify the Wild's front-end.
Koivu will miss his 17th straight game tonight. "Wait another day and get a good team practice on Sunda and then look at it again [for Calgary on Monday]," Koivu said. "It's getting better and it's pretty much the same story it's been this whole week. It's slowly getting there and getting more comfortable on skates, but it's still not quite where I want to be, especially battles and things like that.