DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
2 days ago

Koivu won't play Tuesday's game against the Coyotes due to the birth of his child, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Koivu's been off to an impressive start with four points in the first five games. His absence will force the Wild to dress seven defensemen, as Nate Prosser will enter the fold. Koivu's next chance to suit up will be Friday versus the Stars.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
3 days ago

Koivu scored an even-strength goal to complement a power-play assist in Monday's 4-2 road loss to the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

The Wild have only produced 12 goals over five games to start the season, yet Koivu, the team captain and franchise leader in assists (469) and points (663), should continue to be heavily relied upon. In fact, the Finn has been skating for more than 20 minutes per contest in the early going.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
6 days ago

Koivu averaged 20:18 of ice time through his first three games of the 2018-19 campaign, but such a figure is skewed by the Wild having gone to overtime (or later) in the last two contests.

EDGE Analysis

As the team captain, Koivu is going to see the ice quite a bit this season, though it's worth noting that his average ice time dropped for the second consecutive season in 2017-18 -- he still saw 18:29, albeit with a 13-point drop compared to the prior campaign. Of course, fantasy owners rolling with Koivu generally won't complain if his team continues to force bonus hockey, as it gives the center more chances to produce. The 35-year-old has recorded one assist and a minor penalty on the young season.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
2 weeks ago

Koivu had an assist and a shot on goal in 18:11 of ice time in Thursday's loss at Colorado.

EDGE Analysis

Zach Parise scored and looks back to full strength after health issues the past few seasons, which will help second linemate Koivu.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
6 months ago

Koivu set up two goals in Sunday's Game 3 victory over Winnipeg.

EDGE Analysis

The Wild captain now has four points -- all assists coming with the man advantage -- through three postseason games while his team trails 2-1 in the series. Minnesota was a heavy underdog heading into this matchup with the dynamic Jets, but they'll have a legitimate shot of advancing if Koivu and his teammates are able to continue converting on special teams.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
6 months ago

Koivu fashioned three even-strength assists in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Kings.

EDGE Analysis

This was the captain's second three-point outing of the season. Minnesota has clinched a playoff spot with one game to go, so Koivu's immediate goal will be leading this team past the first round for the first time in three years.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
7 months ago

Koivu scored on his only shot attempt in Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

Minnesota's captain only has 13 shots attempts in the past 10 games, so it's a bit surprising that he's connected twice over that span. Of course, Koivu's taken a step back offensively in every major offensive category this season. It's tough to explain why he's trending downward outside of his shooting percentage (9.0) dipping after he'd achieved conversion rates of 12.1 and 12.9, respectively, in the previous two campaigns.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
7 months ago

Koivu was the lone goal scorer for the Wild in their 5-1 loss to the Avalanche on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The captain has managed four goals on only 11 shots during an eight-game hot stretch that's seen the Finn maintain a point-per-game pace. You won't see Koivu owners complaining about his No. 1 role on the power play, either, but he is still projected to fall short of his 2016-17 output, which is comprised of 58 points through 80 games.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
7 months ago

Koivu had two assists -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

Koivu's quietly put together a five-game point streak, though this was his first multi-point effort in that stretch. Just six days before his 35th birthday, Koivu remains a dangerous offensive player. He's on pace to top 40 points for the 11th time in 13 NHL seasons.

DTDMikko Koivu
C MIN
8 months ago

Koivu scored a goal and added an assist during Tuesday's 8-3 win over St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Koivu finishes up February with four goals and three assists through 13 games, as he continues to post respectable secondary offense for the Wild and fantasy owners. His role on the No. 1 power-play will help buoy his value moving forward, but the 34-year-old veteran's scoring upside is capped at this stage of his career.