Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 Day

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 7 Days

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.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 17 Days

Coach Mike Yeo indicated after Tuesday's morning skate that Cooke (lower body) is not close to returning, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Tribune reports.

Cooke has yet to resume on-ice activity and relayed to Yeo on Monday that he wasn't progressing from the injury as quickly as anticipated. The Wild likely won't have a timetable for his return until he starts skating again.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 22 Days

Cooke (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

With Cooke set to miss six games in a row by the time the Wild's upcoming six-game road trip concludes, the Wild decided to move him to IR for more roster flexibility. Expect the team to recall a forward from AHL Iowa for depth purposes before the trip kicks off.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 23 Days

Cooke (lower body) will not join the Wild for their upcoming three-game road trip, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Cooke missed his third straight game Tuesday with the injury and doesn't appear to be progressing quickly enough in his recovery to be an option by the time the Wild conclude the trip in New Jersey on Nov. 11. Stephane Veilleux is expected to slot into a bottom-six role for the Wild in the interim, but Cooke's physical presence and surprising scoring chops (six points in eight games) will surely be missed.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 28 Days

Cooke (lower body) isn't expected to play Saturday against the Stars, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Cooke wasn't cleared to resume practicing Friday, which will more than likely sideline him for a second straight game. Fortunately, the Wild are expected to welcome Erik Haula (head) back to the lineup Saturday, so the Wild should at relatively close to full strength on their bottom two lines.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 Month

Cooke grabbed a goal and assist -- both in the second period -- in Monday's 5-4 road loss to the Rangers.

It's something of a Bizarro World in Minnesota lately, as the fourth liner has five points in his last six games while the team's power play -- that features stars like Zach Parise, Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville -- has yet to find twine on the man advantage this season. Wild fans certainly have enjoyed their scoring depth this season, but we wouldn't count on it continuing: Cooke is a high-energy depth checker whose value lies in providing grit, leadership and experience to a young Wild squad.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 1 Month

Cooke picked up a goal, his first of the season, on Sunday in a 2-1 loss to the Kings.

Cooke has just two points on the season, a point and an assist. He likely won't rack up points, with a career high of 42, so he doesn't hold a ton of fantasy value in most formats.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 7 Months

Matt Cooke collected an assist in Minnesota's 2-1 overtime loss to Chicago in Game 6 on Tuesday night.

He also posted three hits and earned two minutes in the sin bin for a boarding play on Johnny Oduya. Cooke was also a step or two behind Patrick Kane, who ended up scoring the game winner on a strange bounce in overtime.

Matt Cooke LW MIN 7 Months

Matt Cooke, who returned from a seven-game suspension Friday, played very well against the Blackhawks.

In fact, an argument can be made that he was one of the better Minnesota players in the 4-2 win. Cooke was all over the ice registering five hits, blocking thee shots and separating the Hawks from the puck time and time again. He also registered an assist as he stole the puck from Michal Roszival that led to Justin Fontaine's first-period goal. Overall, a very strong game for Cooke.