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9 Mikko Koivu C
Height/Weight: 6-3/217 | Birthdate: 3/12/1983 | Birthplace: Turku, Finland | Team: Minnesota Wild | College: None | NHL Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,400,000 | Owned/Started%: 48/21 | Average Draft Position: 153.56
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11/25/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Dishes Two Helpers

News: Mikko Koivu recorded a pair of assists in Monday's 4-1 road win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Four of Mikko 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.

11/23/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Plays Despite Illness

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

11/22/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Likely To Play Saturday

News: Mikko 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.
Analysis: Held out of Friday's practice with the illness, Mikko 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.

11/21/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Misses Friday's Practice

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

11/20/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Dealing With Illness

News: Mikko Koivu was dealing with an illness following Thursday's game against the Flyers, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
Analysis: The Wild have a bout of mumps flying around the locker room, but that reportedly doesn't appear to be the case with Mikko Koivu. The team will likely update his status at some point before their next game Saturday against the Lightning.

11/12/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN Wild's Koivu Continues To Slump

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Continues To Slump

News: Mikko 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.
Analysis: Mikko 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.

10/29/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Doesn't End Slump With New Line

News: Mikko Koivu didn't have a shot on goal or assist, but had one blocked shot in Tuesday's win over Boston. He skated on a new line with Jason Zucker and Charlie Coyle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: The Wild broke up the line that featured Mikko Koivu and Thomas Vanek with both players off to a slow start. It didn't end Koivu's slow start (he has just one point in eight games), but perhaps he'll find better chemistry with his new line.

10/26/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Scores First Goal

News: Mikko Koivu scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu had been off to a slow start with no points in his first five games. Hopefully this is a sign he's finally developing some chemistry with new linemates Matt Cooke and Thomas Vanek

10/10/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Has Quiet Season Opener

News: Mikko Koivu did not have any points and just one shot on goal in 17 minutes of ice time Thursday despite the Wild blowing out Colorado 6-0.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu begins the season on a line with Matt Cooke and Thomas Vanek. It may take time for him to click with newcomer Vanek, so don't read too much into the first game.

4/29/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Ends Three-Game Scoring Slump

News: Mikko Koivu assisted on two goals in Monday's Game 6 win over the Avalanche.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu provided a total of three helpers in the first two games of the series, but his offense had gone AWOL in the proceeding three games before the dry spell ended in Game 6. The Wild will need Koivu to maintain his facilitating ways if they hope to upset the Avalanche in Wednesday's Game 7.

4/14/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Koivu Grabs One Last Point In Wild Finale

News: Mikko Koivu had an assist and five shots in the regular season finale against Nashville.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu finished the season strong, racking up three goals, 14 assists and a plus-6 rating in the last 14 games of the regular season.

4/8/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN Koivu Stays Hot, Leads Wild To Win

Mikko Koivu

Koivu Stays Hot, Leads Wild To Win

News: Mikko Koivu registered a pair of assists in Tuesday's win over the Bruins, and scored the winner in the shootout to boot.
Analysis: He's been incredibly hot over his last dozen games, failing to hit the scoresheet only twice in that span and totaling a sparkling 16 points -- 13 of them assists, the Finnish playmaker's specialty.

3/31/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN Wild's Koivu Tallies Two Points

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Tallies Two Points

News: Mikko Koivu scored the game-winning goal and had an assist against the Kings on Monday.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu is on a hot streak right now. He has notched a point in six straight games, and has 12 points in his last eight games.

3/22/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Snaps Scoring Drought Saturday

News: Mikko Koivu scored for the first time in nearly three months Saturday, recording his ninth of the season in a 3-2 loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: Although he's more of a playmaker than a goal scorer, Minnesota's captain hadn't tickled the twince since December 27, so it was nice to see him pot his ninth of the season. Despite missing 17 contests with an ankle injury, the Finnish veteran is up to 41 points in 54 games - a pace that would make him a 62-point player in a full 82-game season. A word of caution, though: he has been supplanted as the team's top center by fellow-Finn Mikael Granlund, and his current linemates Matt Moulson and Justin Fontaine, while decent, just don't pack the same punch as Zach Parise and Jason Pominville. The Wild will need Mikko Koivu to keep producing -- regardless of who he lines up with -- as they cling to one of two Western Conference wild card spots with 11 games left.

3/18/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Koivu Has Three-Point For Minnesota

News: Mikko Koivu had three assists and a plus-3 rating in a thrashing of the Islanders on Tuesday.
Analysis: Prior to Tuesday's game, Mikko Koivu had only two assists since returning from injury and still hasn't scored a goal. Nonetheless, it was a great game for Koivu, as well as linemates Matt Moulson and Justin Fontaine. The trio combined for eight points Tuesday.

3/3/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu To Return From IR Monday

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Monday against the Flames.
Analysis: The Wild have won their first two games coming out of the break, but they're more than mix up their lines to bring their captain back into the fold. Although Mikko Koivu has typically manned the center spot on the top line in the past for the Wild, coach Mike Yeo will use him on the second line with Dany Heatley and Charlie Coyle in his first game back. Assuming he's put the ankle issues behind him, Koivu should quickly reemerge as one of the Wild's more capable scorers.

3/2/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Skates Sunday

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) was on the ice for practice Sunday and is being considered a game-time decision for Monday, Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu was considered a game-time decision Friday as well, but the club wanted to give him the weekend just to be sure. Graff speculates that, by the way he looked in practice, Koivu will likely play so fantasy owners will want to keep watch before setting lineups for the week.

3/1/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Out Friday

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) will not play in Friday's game against the Canucks, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu was thought to be a possibility to be activated from IR for the game, but is not quite ready to return. He is opting to stay on the safe side and not push it too fast. The Wild has the weekend off and returns to action at home Monday against the Flames, so Koivu could target a return for that game.

3/1/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu May Play Friday

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) may return to lineup for the Wild on Friday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu is still on IR for the Wild and an official move would have to be made before game-time. The team will likely make a determination sometime before the start of Friday's game against the Canucks.

2/27/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Out For Thursday

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Oilers.
Analysis: No surprise here a day after coach Mike Yeo said that he'd likely hold Mikko Koivu out Thursday so as not to have him play both ends of the team's back-to-back. He appears more likely to be available for Friday's game against the Canucks, but his activation from IR probably wouldn't be confirmed until only a few hours before game time if that's the case.

2/26/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Likely Out Thursday

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) is unlikely to play Thursday against the Oilers, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: While coach Mike Yeo didn't officially rule Mikko Koivu out for Thursday's contest, Yeo said it noted that it probably wouldn't ideal to send Koivu back into the lineup for back-to-back games. Consider him more likely to make his return from the ankle surgery Friday against the Canucks, assuming he hits no setbacks in his recovery over the next couple of days.

2/25/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Making Progress

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) indicated that he had a good day at practice Tuesday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: With regard to Mikko Koivu's chances of suiting up Thursday against the Oilers, coach Mike Yeo suggested Tuesday that the forward could be a game-day call. "Mikko continues to get better; he's getting closer," Yeo said. "I don't think we can make a decision here until we get probably to Thursday."

2/25/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Nearing Full Health

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) was on the ice for Monday's full practice.
Analysis: Though Mikko Koivu took part in all five-on-five drills for the first time since sustaining the injury Jan. 4, coach Mike Yeo wouldn't say whether the captain would be available for Thursday's tilt with the Oilers. The coach did not if the game had been Monday, Koivu wouldn't have been ready to play, but perhaps with two more days of practice, his status could change.

2/19/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Cleared To Practice

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) has been cleared to practice with the Wild on Wednesday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu skated on his own during the break after he was ruled out for the Olympics, but Wednesday's session will mark the first time he'll be joining his teammates since breaking the ankle Jan. 4 against the Capitals. The Wild will try to ease him back into action slowly, but if all goes well during practices, he should be available for the team's first game out of the break Feb. 27 against Edmonton.

2/7/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Out Of The Olympics

News: Mikko Koivu (ankle) will not play in the upcoming Olympics in Sochi, Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu was expected to be the captain of Team Finland in the Sochi Olympics. He has been trying to work back from an injured right ankle and does not feel healthy enough to take the ice for international play. Look for him to return sometime following the Olympic break.