Matt Cooke LW MIN 17 Days

Cooke tallied the team's lone goal in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.

Cooke got off to a fast start this season with six points in eight October contests, but a hip injury sidelined him after that for almost two months. The 36-year-old has come back from that absence cold, failing to making the scoresheet in ten straight until Sunday as the goal marks his first point since Oct. 28. He should be able to pick up the pace a bit, but at this point Cooke shouldn't be considered except in deeper formats.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 Month

Cooke (hip) was activated from injured reserve Saturday and will suit up against the Predators, Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Stat Tribune reports.

He'll replace Justin Fontaine in the lineup, joining Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter on the Wild's third line. Cooke last played on Oct. 28 before missing the last 22 games with a hip flexor.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 Month

Cooke (hip) practiced again Friday and appears optimistic about his chances of returning to the lineup Saturday against the Predators, John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Cooke will test out his hip injury for what he hopes will be a final time Saturday morning, and if all goes well, he'll likely be activated from IR. The bottom-six agitator has missed the past 22 games with the injury, putting a blemish on what had been a productive season to that point. He had an impressive six points through his first eight games, though that level of offense is probably not sustainable given that his career-best for points in a season is just 42.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 Month

Cooke (hip) could return Saturday against Nashville, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

While he returned to practice Monday, Cooke did not travel with his teammates for Tuesday's game against Chicago. Subsequently, he's been ruled out for Wednesday's game in Boston as well.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 Month

Cooke (hip) practiced with the team Monday.

The winger was off to a hot start with two goals and four assists in eight games before getting hurt on Oct. 28, and looks like he could be nearing a return. Keep an eye out for him to be activated off IR before suiting up again.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 2 Months

Cooke (hip) is expected to resume practicing Monday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Cooke was able to skate on his own back in Minnesota on Saturday and will likely attempt to do so again on Sunday. He probably won't be cleared for full contact if he is indeed able to practice Monday, but if he continues to progress at a steady rate during the upcoming week, it wouldn't be unthinkable for him to be activated from IR at some point next weekend.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 2 Months

Coach Mike Yeo said Cooke (hip) is still a couple of weeks away from rejoining the Wild, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Cooke was expected to resume skating with his teammates this week and zero in on a return soon after that, but he apparently hasn't made as much progress to this point as anticipated. The Wild could sorely use Cooke's presence on their bottom-six and can only stay patient as they wait for his condition to improve.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 2 Months

Cooke hopes to skate with his teammates Wednesday morning for the first time since suffering his hip flexor injury, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Cooke might have joined the team sooner had he not come down with an illness recently, but he appears to be progressing well from the more notable hip ailment. The forward has missed the last 15 games with the injury and will give the Wild's penalty-kill unit a vital boost once he returns.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 2 Months

Cooke (hip flexor) has begun skating without full gear this week, Rachel Blount of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Cooke has missed the last 12 games with the ailment and appears set to sit out several more contests, since he'll some time to make up for the lost conditioning work. Nonetheless, the Wild seem to be encouraged that he's at least back on the ice after he had failed to make much progress with his recovery over the last couple weeks.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 2 Months

Cooke (hip flexor) hopes to begin skating next week, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He's missed ten games with the injury, but is traveling with the team on a current three-game road trip.