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.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 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 2 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 2 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.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 Months

Koivu (illness) participated in line rushes at morning skate and appears set to play Saturday against the Lightning, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Held out of Friday's practice with the illness, Koivu's full participation in morning skate seems to verify his presence in the lineup Saturday night. He's set to move down from his usual top-line perch to pivot the Wild's second line, where he'll be flanked by Nino Niederreiter and Justin Fontaine.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 Months

Koivu (illness) missed Friday's practice, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Koivu was feeling ill toward the end of Thursday's win over the Flyers, so the team is likely just giving him some rest with the hope that he'll be good to go in time for Saturday's game against the Lightning. The team should have an update on his condition following their morning skate Saturday.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 2 Months

Koivu was dealing with an illness following Thursday's game against the Flyers, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

The Wild have a bout of mumps flying around the locker room, but that reportedly doesn't appear to be the case with Koivu. The team will likely update his status at some point before their next game Saturday against the Lightning.

Mikko Koivu C MIN 3 Months

Koivu had four shots on goal in 19:12 of ice time in Tuesday's loss to New Jersey, but did not register a point for the fourth consecutive game.

Koivu continues to struggle as he has just two goals and one assist in 14 games. The Wild have had him change lines, but it hasn't resulted in improved production.