Mikko Koivu Injury: Updates on Wild Star's Status and Return

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 12: Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild looks on during the game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on December 12, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images)
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Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu left Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first period after crashing into the boards. However, he will not miss any game time.  

Continue for updates.

Koivu to Play vs. Flyers

Thursday, Jan. 7

Koivu told reporters he is "ready to play and get back at it," adding that he feels "OK" and will play against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Koivu Suffers Undisclosed Injury

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Craig Custance of ESPN The Magazine reported the news. Koivu was injured when colliding with Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard and taken to a hospital for further evaluation. 

Koivu was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons and later released, the team announced announced

Koivu's Strong Season Has Boosted Wild

The longtime Wild star is in the midst of a stellar all-around season. He entered Tuesday night with 10 goals and 22 assists. His per-minute production is his best since the 2010-11 season, adding a spark to the Wild offense.       

"For myself, it's more about the whole game," Koivu said, per Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press. "I think if I play the right way and play solid two-way hockey then I'll get on the board as well. It's been working so far."


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