Mikko Koivu
C MIN
3 weeks ago

Koivu had two power-play assists and seven shots on net in a 5-4 win over the Sabres on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

That's back-to-back games with two power-play helpers for Koivu. He's also shooting quite a bit more this season. The Finn has 59 shots on net through 21 games.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
3 weeks ago

Koivu recorded two power-play assists during Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to New Jersey.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old veteran now has four assists during an active three-game point streak and might be finally finding his footing. After all, Koivu recorded just four goals and eight points through the first 17 games of the season. The Wild dealt with numerous injuries early this season, so Koivu's fortunes could be trending up now that the lineup is almost back to full strength.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
4 weeks ago

Koivu recorded an assist during Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old Finn is off to a slow start with 10 points in his first 19 games -- including just two in his last eight contests. Koivu has always been an enigma in fantasy circles but has the talent and opportunity to finish in the 45-55 point range fairly reliably, so play him as you normally would.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
1 month ago

Koivu grabbed a pair of helpers in Thursday's win over Montreal.

EDGE Analysis

Koivu picked up one of the assists with the man advantage and is now up to four goals and eight points in 11 games. His production isn't spectacular, but Koivu is consistent and his spot on the first power-play unit makes him worth owning in most fantasy formats. The veteran has also aided fantasy goers with 12 PIM in the early goings, so keep him rolling.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
2 months ago

Koivu scored the game-winning goal Saturday against Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Koivu was outstanding Saturday, shutting down the Sidney Crosby line and coming through with the game winner midway through the final period to break a 1-1 tie. The veteran also fired six shots on goal and is up to four goals through nine contests. His offensive output won't blow you away, but it's his consistency that makes him a must-own in almost all formats.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
2 months ago

Koivu scored his second goal of the season and had two shots on goal in Thursday's win over Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Koivu has two goals but no assists in three games. He clicked with Mikael Granlund last season on the second line and may need to take more shots in the short term while Granlund and Zach Parise are out with injuries.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
3 months ago

Koivu (foot) is showing on Minnesota's preliminary roster for a preseason home contest against the Avalanche on Saturday, the Star-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The venerable captain missed a preseason game against the Jets this past Monday due to lace bite, but he's expected to play in this one, lining up alongside with Jason Zucker and Mikael Granlund. Koivu signed a two-year contract extension last week to stay with the team he's been with his entire career. He's amassed 614 points (179 goals, 435 assists) in 843 career regular-season contests, making for a solid No. 2 fantasy contributor.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
3 months ago

Koivu signed a two-year, $11 million contract extension with Minnesota on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The Wild's long-time captain would have been an unrestricted free agent after the upcoming season, but he's now set to spend at least the next three campaigns in St. Paul. After taking a step back in 2014-15, Koivu has eclipsed the 50-point plateau in each of the last two seasons and skated to a whopping plus-27 rating in 2016-17, which was easily a new career high. The 34-year-old should continue to hold down Minnesota's top pivot position, flanked by some combination of Mikael Granlund, Zach Parise, Charlie Coyle and/or Nino Niederreiter.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
3 months ago

Koivu will not suit up for Monday's matchup with Winnipeg to avoid his lace bite symptoms flaring up.

EDGE Analysis

While it can be quite painful -- causing a sharp pain throughout the foot -- lace bite is usually not serious and can correct itself with some rest. The Wild are back in action Thursday -- again against the Jets -- so the 34-year-old could be back in action soon. It should be noted, however, that at this point in his career, the 34-year-old could get away without taking part in any preseason contests and still be ready for Opening Night.

Mikko Koivu
C MIN
8 months ago

Koivu delivered a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Blues, though it wasn't enough, and the Wild have been eliminated from the playoffs.

EDGE Analysis

It was too little, too late for the Finnish captain, who empties his locker with the Wild failing to make it past the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year. Koivu only managed two points in the five-game series, and he was held in check completely in Games 2-4. It will be a contract year for Koivu in 2017-18, as he cashes out the balance of a seven-year, $47.25 million deal before becoming an unrestricted free agent.