Mikko Koivu C MIN 3 months ago

Koivu netted a power-play goal in Friday's Game 5 triumph over the Blues.

Koivu earned credit for his first career postseason goal with the man advantage when his shot attempt in the second period ricocheted off the foot of the Blues' Jay Bouwmeester's skate and into the net, vaulting the Wild to a 3-1 lead in the game and ultimately, a 3-2 edge in the series. The tally also ended an eight-game goal drought for the Finnish center.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 4 months ago

Koivu (rest) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Both the Blues and Wild are resting a number of key players with their playoff spots secure, while also exhibiting a bit of gamesmanship due to the high probability of the two teams facing each other in the first round. Koivu will finish the regular season with 14 goals and 48 points over 80 games.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 4 months ago

Koivu, who has a scratched cornea, said he will play Monday against the Jets Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Though Koivu felt it was too dangerous to play on Saturday against Detroit, he's clearly feeling better and thus slated to check back into the Minnesota lineup Monday, with 47 points in 77 games to his credit.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 4 months ago

Koivu has a scratched cornea, but coach Mike Yeo said he "should be absolutely fine by" Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Koivu missed Saturday's game against the Red Wings. According to the report, the injury did not happen on the ice. The Wild play the Jets on Monday.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 4 months ago

The Wild have announced Koivu will miss Saturday's game against the Red Wings due to an eye injury.

The team is initially deeming this a minor issue, so Koivu remains a decent chance for Monday's game against the Jets. Ryan Carter will take Koivu's place in the lineup for Saturday's contest.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 4 months ago

Koivu is a last second scratch for Saturday's game against Detroit, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Koivu participated in warmups, so it's not clear why he's not playing.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 4 months ago

Koivu scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in Saturday's win over the Kings.

That's four goals and six points in five games for Koivu, who has potted the game-winner in back-to-back outings. The 32-year-old now has 14 goals on the season -- his highest total since the 2010-11 season (17). He's producing consistently on the second line for a surging Minnesota team, so keep him rolling.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 4 months ago

Koivu potted the game-winning goal Friday against calgary.

It was the second goal in four games for Koivu, who now has 44 points in 75 games on the season. The second-line center has appeared on the scoresheet in six of his last nine games and has racked up 15 of his 44 points (34 percent) on the power play. He may not reach 50 points as he did last season, but the 32-year-old remains a solid assist man who can be depended on in most formats.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 5 months ago

Koivu notched a power-play assist on the Wild's lone goal in Friday's loss to the Ducks.

The assist gives the 32-year-old his eighth consecutive 40-point season, excluding the 2012-13 lockout season. While he's still poised to fall short of his 54-point output from last year, Koivu remains a worthy lineup addition in most leagues that employ multiple forward spots.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 5 months ago

Koivu picked up two helpers in Friday's 4-0 win over the Oilers. He now has 11 points in his last nine games.The captain has been nothing short of spectacular in February, leading the charge with goaltender Devan Dubnyk in getting the Wild back into serious playoff contention. His 37 points in 58 games are still disappointing in comparison to the 54 in 65 contests last year, but he's been playing great of late and can safely be deployed by owners at all times in all but the shallowest formats.