Mikko Koivu C MIN 4 Days

Koivu contributed an assist on the Wild's lone goal in Monday's loss to the Blue Jackets.

The 31-year-old is riding a three-game assist streak, with he and linemate Zach Parise reestablishing a rapport following the latter's recent absence due to the death of his father. Even so, a career-worst 5.4 shooting rate has still resulted in Koivu's value taking a sizable dip this season, as he's potted only six goals in 45 games. He could be in danger of surpassing double digits in the category for the first time since his rookie season of 2005-06.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 9 Days

Koivu picked up the primary assists on the first two goals of Thursday's 7-0 sheathing of the Sabres.

Koivu had been struggling along with the rest of the Wild over their six-game losing streak, having gone minus-6 with two assists over that span. But like much of the rest of the team, he broke out in a big way Thursday. His fantasy owners will have to hope this is the start of him turning the page, as Koivu's barely averaging half a point per game.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 16 Days

Coach Mike Yeo confirmed Koivu (undisclosed) would play Thursday against the Blackhawks, KFAN 100.3 FM reports.

An undisclosed injury forced Koivu to depart from Wednesday's practice early, but it wasn't serious enough to knock him out of game action. He'll be back on the top line with Jason Pominville and Jason Zucker, the latter of whom replaces Zach Parise, who has left the team following the death of his father.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 17 Days

Koivu left the ice during Wednesday's practice with what coach Mike Yeo described as a "minor" injury.

Koivu appeared to be visibly frustrated as he headed for the locker room, with the possibility that he might have tweaked the lower-body injury that has been dogging him of late. It doesn't sound like the Wild believe it will keep him out of action Thursday against the Blackhawks, but his status likely won't be officially known until the team completes its gameday skate.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 22 Days

Koivu notched a goal and assist in Friday's win over the Maple Leafs.

Koivu's goal came on a third-period power play, giving him just his second marker with the man advantage this season. The 31-year-old's scoring totals are down this season, due in some part to a career-worst 6.2 shooting percentage. While Koivu has never been a prolific goal scorer, a probable increase in his shooting percentage along with some more proficiency on the team's 25th-ranked power-play unit should allow Koivu's scoring to pick up a bit in the second half.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 23 Days

Koivu attempted seven shots and picked up an assist in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jackets.

The shot total was his second-highest of the season and an encouraging development for the center, who has gone nine straight games without a goal. If he can keep finding windows for shot opportunities and notice a little more puck luck, that goalless streak should come to an end quickly.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 Months

Koivu scored a goal, added a power-play assist and won 22 of his 30 faceoffs Tuesday against the Islanders.

A dominant performance by Koivu, who'd missed practice Saturday with an undisclosed strain of some sort. He's now recorded points in five straight games.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 Months

Koivu, who missed Saturday's practice with an undisclosed minor "strain," practiced Monday and is expected to play Tuesday against the Islanders, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It sounds like the injury is minor and shouldn't be a concern.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 Months

Koivu did not practice Saturday due to minor "strain," the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

He's expected to practice Sunday. The Wild don't play again until Tuesday, so he has time to recover if this is indeed a minor injury, however the Wild didn't reveal the exact injury.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 Months

Koivu notched his fourth goal of the season in Friday's loss to the Ducks.

Koivu is beginning to dig himself out of his slow start to the season, as Friday's goal gives him points in four consecutive games. He also quite proficient in the faceoff circle against the Ducks, winning 20 of his 29 draws.