Mikko Koivu RUMORS & NEWS

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Koivu expects to return tonight: "I'm very excited. It's been a long time. It's been very frustrating." #mnwild

  • Koivu practices, but not yet ready for game action

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mikko Koivu would love to be in the lineup when the Wild resumes its post-Olympics schedule next week in Edmonton, and the feeling is mutual from Mike Yeo. But the Wild captain and Wild coach stopped short of declaring next Thursday as the targeted return for Koivu. “It’s the worst feeling..." February 20

  • Mikko Koivu to miss Winter Olympics

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mikko Koivu will miss the Winter Olympics, sources say. The Wild captain, who was expected to captain Finland, will make the announcement during a 1 p.m. news conference at Xcel Energy Center. Koivu underwent surgery on a broken ankle Jan. 6 after being hit by a dump-in off the stick of..." February 07

  • Koivu 'highly in doubt' to return this week, Olympic status uncertain

    Fox Sports North "The Minnesota Wild return home for the first time in nearly two weeks with Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Captain Mikko Koivu's return is another story. Koivu has missed 13 games after having ankle surgery as the result of blocking a shot on Jan. 4 against the Washington..." February 04

  • Koivu believes he will return to the lineup before the Olympic break

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mikko Koivu, on crutches, met with members of the media after the Wild’s morning skate today. It didn’t take long to get the impression that, while the pain in his surgically-repaired right ankle is already fading, it will take much longer for his frustration to do the same. He, along with..." January 12

  • Mikko Koivu has surgery to fix broken ankle, out roughly four weeks

    CBSSports.com "Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu was placed on injured reserve Monday after undergoing surgery to repair a broken ankle, adding to the Wild's injury woes. Koivu suffered an ankle fracture in the Wild's 5-3 win over the Capitals on Saturday night, a game in which Koivu had two assists. He is..." January 07

  • Mikko Koivu, Josh Harding placed on injured reserve

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Good Monday morning to you. Blogging quickly from my iPhone because I've been informed there will be no Internet on my brand new 737-900 to LA. What is this, 2005???? If that changes in the air, I'll come back in here and make more detailed. I have no update on Mikko Koivu's injury, but..." January 06

  • Heatley haunts ex-team; Koivu's late goal lifts Wild 4-3 over Ottawa

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "During last season’s lockout, Mike Yeo took boxing lessons just to stay busy. Before Wednesday’s game, that training paid off because Yeo did an amazing job of bobbing and weaving members of the Ottawa media who were peppering him about Dany Heatley returning to the city where he twice scored..." November 21

  • Mikko Koivu settles into role as team's elder statesman

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Mikko Koivu remembers looking around the ice and seeing all the new faces during the Wild's first day of training camp. There were Matt Cooke and Keith Ballard plus plenty of other newcomers. Koivu realized he was the last of an era still with the Wild. His time with the Wild predates coach..." September 26

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Koivu didn't skate today. He is at hospital with fiancee who is in labor #mnwild

  • Wild Captain Mikko Koivu enjoying a dominating stretch

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "During the second intermission of Wednesday’s home game against the Phoenix Coyotes, captain Mikko Koivu made something clear to coach Mike Yeo. “In no uncertain terms, he basically said [his line was] going ‘to take over this game,’ ” Yeo said. “When that happens, you let them go ahead and do..." March 31

  • Dany Heatley shines on ice with Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "When the Wild paid a combined $196 million to acquire the services of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter on July 4, coach Mike Yeo suspected the team would be acquiring something else, too: a rejuvenated Dany Heatley. The forward was one of two Wild players to dress for all 82 games in 2011-12, and he..." January 22

  • Mikko Koivu helps Finland beat U.S. in world hockey

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu deflected in the tying goal off his skate 13 minutes and 2 seconds into the third period, and Finland went on to defeat the United States 3-2 in the World Ice Hockey Championship quarterfinals on Thursday, May 17, in Helsinki, Finland. Finland, which got two..." May 18

  • Wild turn an ugly night into sudden victory on Mikko Koivu goal 15 seconds into overtime

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The Wild are out of the playoffs, drawing fewer and fewer people to Xcel Energy Center and sometimes fighting unsuccessfully to simply match the intensity levels of opponents still in playoff contention. "It's not easy right now," captain Mikko Koivu said. But, after he scored the deciding..." March 30

  • A comeback for Koivu, Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild got captain Mikko Koivu back Thursday night against the Calgary Flames, but considering the way this season has gone for Minnesota, it should come as no surprise that the Wild would then lose its top two defensemen during a come-from-behind 3-2 shootout victory. Jared Spurgeon and..." March 23

  • Mikko Koivu practices; status for next game uncertain

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The prognoses are encouraging about three Wild veterans recovering from injuries, none more encouraging than that of captain Mikko Koivu, who is close to returning from a shoulder injury that has sidelined him for 20 of the past 24 games. Koivu practiced on Friday, March 16, for a second..." March 17

  • Koivu picks up pace in practice

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The red, no-contact sweater was gone, proof that Wild center Mikko Koivu took another step Thursday. Koivu, out the past 13 games after reinjuring his shoulder, was cleared for contact, and he took the ice at St. Thomas Academy and took full part in the up-tempo practice, including several..." March 16

  • Shoulder injury killing Mikko Koivu's season

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild center Mikko Koivu, who has missed much of the past two months with a shoulder injury, is looking at sitting out for an even longer stretch. General manager Chuck Fletcher said on Tuesday night that the captain re-aggravated his shoulder, which he originally injured on Jan. 14 in St...." February 29

  • Koivu out two weeks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wild captain Mikko Koivu will be shut down without contact the next two weeks after aggravating his left shoulder injury, General Manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday night. Koivu missed his sixth consecutive game Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings with what the Wild had been calling an..." February 29

  • Wild captain Mikko Koivu sidelined with aggravated shoulder; Wild blanked by L.A.

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Wild captain Mikko Koivu will be shut down without contact the next two weeks after aggravating his left shoulder injury, General Manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday night. Koivu missed his sixth consecutive game Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings with what the Wild had been calling an..." February 29

  • Top line's success without Mikko Koivu has Wild reconsidering configurations

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "When Mikko Koivu went out of the Wild's lineup Jan. 14 because of a left shoulder injury, it initially looked as if he had taken much of the team's offense with him. The Wild scored just four goals in three games with Koivu out of the lineup, nearly losing their grip on the final playoff spot..." February 06

  • Mikko Koivu likely out until all-star break because of upper-body injury

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "With Mikko Koivu sidelined, the Wild could be in big trouble. Koivu, Minnesota's do-everything center who last week was named to the all-star team, likely will not be back before the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 29 because of an upper-body injury, according to coach Mike Yeo. It's a major loss:..." January 17

  • Wild have their fingers crossed on Mikko Koivu's injury

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild center Mikko Koivu was scheduled to be re-evaluated in St. Paul on Sunday after leaving Saturday's game against St. Louis in the first period because of an upper-body injury. And although the team didn't release an update on the captain's condition, the Wild were hoping for the best, even..." January 16

  • Mikko Koivu earns his first NHL all-star berth

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild captain Mikko Koivu, who leads the team in points and continues to establish himself as one of the NHL's top defensive forwards, finally has some national recognition. The center was named to his first All-Star Game on Thursday, making the Jan. 29 exhibition as the Wild's lone..." January 13

  • Captain Koivu in first All-Star Game

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Andrew Brunette's reaction when told Mikko Koivu, in his seventh season, would head to his first All-Star Game? "About time," said the Chicago Blackhawks veteran and Koivu's former Wild linemate. "People undervalue him because they always concentrate on the numbers, and for Mikko, he's a..." January 13

  • Wild problems mounting? Captain Mikko Koivu injured

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wild could be down four top-6 forwards. I just watched the replay of last night's game trying to figure out why captain Mikko Koivu, whose 25 shootout goals are three from the most all-time in the NHL, was not in the shootout last night. I watched all his third period shifts and overtime..." December 15

  • Koivu 'tirade' never happened

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mikko Koivu didn't tear the paint off the wall during a fiery first-intermission speech, but the captain stood up, talked up and backed it up by leading the Wild to a comeback victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. "He didn't come in here and give an Al Pacino 'Any Given Sunday' speech,"..." November 24

  • Mikko Koivu erupts as Wild add to win streak

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "After Saturday's morning skate at the Xcel Energy Center, Mikko Koivu talked about the fact he hadn't been scoring much. One goal in 19 games, actually. But he wasn't defensive, and he wasn't prickly. And the Wild captain has been known to be prickly. Koivu's team is winning, and that's all..." November 20

  • Koivu and Wild are rewarded with shootout victory

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "It took 20 games, but Mikko Koivu finally had his coming-out party. With Wild fans waiting patiently for the Wild captain to begin filling the net, with the media beginning to scrutinize and with Wild coach Mike Yeo doing everything in his power to alleviate the pressure by telling everyone he..." November 20

  • Wild weighing line changes with Mikko Koivu-Dany Heatley duo sputtering

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild players as well as the team's coaching staff had good and not-so-good things to think about during a day of traveling Monday from Anaheim, Calif., to Columbus. Mikko Koivu likely was wondering where his scoring touch has gone. And coach Mike Yeo admitted he has considered breaking up..." November 15

  • Minnesota Wild's No. 1 line truly worthy of the status

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Goaltender Josh Harding and winger Dany Heatley stood head to head near the end of a recent Wild practice. A whistle had sounded and most players skated toward the sideboards for a water break, but not Harding and Heatley. The puck was on Heatley's stick. Harding crouched in front of Heatley,..." October 07

  • Desire to win burns in Wild captain Koivu

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Mikko Koivu got a big taste of what it's like to celebrate the pinnacle of success this offseason. A hundred thousand hockey fanatics flooded downtown for one gargantuan party to celebrate the championship of a team Koivu captained. Koivu was treated like royalty, getting to twirl with the..." September 22

  • Mikko Koivu fulfilling Finnish military commitment

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu is addressing obligatory Finnish military service. "I'm aware of it," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said from Germany today. "He's fulfilling a commitment over there that he has to fill." Fletcher said he talked to Koivu when both were in the Twin..." April 20

  • Wild are 0-3 on crucial road trip, but returning star Mikko Koivu says, 'We can turn this around'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "On the most significant road trip of the season, with a playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Wild's scoring has gone missing, the defense has fallen apart and the goaltending has given up an ugly goal each night. Timing is everything, and the Wild have timed this all wrong. They could..." March 16

  • Koivu's back, and so is his line's production

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Maybe the two most excited Wild players to see Mikko Koivu back in the lineup Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks were Andrew Brunette and Antti Miettinen. Koivu's linemates have been lost souls since Koivu broke his left index finger on Feb. 18. "When we lost Mikko, we lost Mikko,..." March 15

  • Injured starters Mikko Koivu and Guillaume Latendresse close to returning for Wild

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "The sudden return of Mikko Koivu to practice and the bombshell from coach Todd Richards that winger Guillaume Latendresse could "maybe" play this week created a stir at Wild practice Monday. Richards, however, was being coy. Koivu has not been cleared for battle drills in practice yet, so he..." March 08

  • Koivu's back (at practice); will Wild run out of time?

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "On the day Mikko Koivu was welcomed back to practice, the bigger news might have been that Guillaume Latendresse is "close" to returning to the Wild's lineup. "He's getting closer," coach Todd Richards said. "[Tuesday], maybe. On the road trip, maybe." Yes, Richards said that the big,..." March 08

  • Koivu practicing with the Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "With the Wild sitting in 9th place -- one point behind the Los Angeles Kings, the Wild welcomed back captain Mikko Koivu to practice this morning at Xcel Energy Center. Koivu was scheduled to see a hand specialist early this morning, so clearly that appointment went well. The Wild is 3-3-2..." March 07

  • Wild's Koivu leaves game after apparent hand injury

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild captain Mikko Koivu, who scored the tying goal on a brilliant individual effort in the first period of Friday night's Wild-Anaheim Ducks game at the Xcel Energy Center, stopped a shot with his hand later in the period and did not return. After Anaheim took a 1-0 lead at 3:30 of the first..." February 19

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