Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 day ago

Cooke is slated to be among the Wild's lineup scratches Monday against Blues, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

Along with Cooke, Erik Haula, Jordan Schroeder and Ryan Carter are slated to be scratched Monday, while Sean Bergenheim and Justin Fontaine are in line to join the team's Game 3 lineup. Cooke saw 10:27 worth of ice time in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 3 days ago

Cooke will suit up on Saturday for Game 2 of the Wild's first-round playoff matchup with St. Louis, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Cooke hasn't played since Feb. 1, and has been plagued by injury for much of the season. He leads the Wild in career playoff games (103), and will add a veteran presence to Minnesota's lineup.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 3 days ago

Cooke (undisclosed) won't play in Game 2 of the first-round playoff matchup with St. Louis, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Cooke, who last played Feb. 1, was activated from injured reserve Tuesday and then had a setback unrelated his previous sports hernia injury. He may be healthy enough to play, but the Wild are going to use the same fourth line (Sean Bergenheim, Kyle Brodziak and Justin Fontaine) as Game 1.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 6 days ago

Cooke (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Thursday's Game 1 against the Blues, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

After sitting out Tuesday's practice, Cooke was able to get back on the ice for Wednesday's session, but was limited to no-contact work. While Cooke will miss the Wild's playoff opener, coach Mike Yeo acknowledged that there's a good possibility that the winger could suit up for Game 2 on Saturday. The team will monitor Cooke's progress over the next few days before making a decision on his status for that game.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 week ago

Cooke missed Tuesday's practice due to what was described as "discomfort," Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Coach Mike Yeo said Cooke was being viewed as a "possibility" for Thursday's Game 1 against the Blues, though the winger likely wouldn't play if he's not quite 100 percent healthy. Yeo indicated Cooke's absence was unrelated to his prior sports hernia surgery, from which he returned last week for the Wild's final two regular-season contests.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 2 weeks ago

Cooke (sports hernia) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Predators.

Cooke, who last played Feb. 1, was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, but sat out the Wild's victory over the Blackhawks. The physical winger looks to be fully recovered from the procedure that cost him over two months of action, and he should have the chance to reclaim a regular role in the Wild's bottom-six ranks heading into the playoffs. He's been limited to just 27 games due to injury this season.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 2 weeks ago

Cooke (sports hernia) will not play Tuesday against the Blackhawks.

Cooke practiced with the Wild during Tuesday's morning skate and was later activated from IR, but it looks like his return may have to wait until one of the team's final two regular-season games. His next chance to play will come Thursday in Nashville.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 2 weeks ago

Cooke (sports hernia) was activated from injured reserve Tuesday, according to the NHL's official media site.

Coach Mike Yeo wouldn't reveal whether either of his injured wingers (Cooke and Jason Zucker) would play Tuesday against the Blackhawks, but the activation of both players from IR suggests it's a good possibility both will skate. The Wild would benefit from having the rough-and-tumble Cooke back on their penalty kill as the team prepares for a run to the playoffs.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 3 weeks ago

Cooke (sports hernia) may be ready to play as soon as next Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Cooke has missed the last two months while recovering from the sports hernia, but seems to be increased his practice involvement over the last few days. If he's able to suit up for a game or two before the regular season ends, Cooke should solidify a regular role on the Wild's third or fourth line during their playoff run.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 3 weeks ago

Cooke (sports hernia) participated in the three-on-three work during Monday's practice, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

No timetable has been set for his return, but Cooke hopes to return before the end of the regular season so he can be a factor in the playoffs. Cooke has been out since Feb. 1 with the injury.