Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 2 Months

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 3 Months

Koivu scored his third goal in Saturday's loss at St. Louis.

It was his first goal since Oct. 30. Koivu has had a slow start to the season, but does have four points in his last four games.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 3 Months

Koivu recorded a pair of assists in Monday's 4-1 road win over the Panthers.

Four of Koivu's seven points on the season have quietly come in the last four games, a span in which he's skated to a plus-three rating and taken 11 shots on goal. It's important to note that Minnesota's "No. 1" center in Mikael Granlund hasn't been much better, posting a pedestrian nine points in 20 games, so there's a lot of room for improvement for Koivu and Granlund as the second quarter of the season kicks off -- especially once Thomas Vanek starts scoring.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 3 Months

Koivu (illness) had just one shot on goal in 18:45 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Koivu missed the third period of Thursday's game due to the illness, but looks like he's back to full speed. The bigger worry is Koivu's lackluster production as an early slump has lingered and he now has just five points in 19 games.