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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%: 52/29 | Average Draft Position: 153.58
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4/25/2015

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Picks Up Power-Play Tally

News: Mikko Koivu scored on the man advantage in Friday's Game 5 triumph over the Blues.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu earned credit for his first career postseason power-play goal when his shot attempt in the second period ricocheted off the foot of the Blues' Jay Bouwmeester's skate and into the net, vaulting the Wild to a 3-1 lead in the game and ultimately, a 3-2 edge in the series. The tally also ended an eight-game goal drought for the Finnish center.

4/12/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild To Rest Koivu On Saturday

News: Mikko Koivu (rest) will not play Saturday against the Blues, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: Both the Blues and Wild are resting a number of key players with their playoff spots secure, while also exhibiting a bit of gamesmanship due to the high probability of the two teams facing each other in the first round. Mikko Koivu will finish the regular season with 14 goals and 48 points over 80 games.

4/6/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Says He's Good To Go

News: Mikko Koivu, who has a scratched cornea, said he will play Monday against the Jets Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: Though Mikko Koivu felt it was too dangerous to play on Saturday against Detroit, he's clearly feeling better and thus slated to check back into the Minnesota lineup Monday, with 47 points in 77 games to his credit.

4/4/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Has Scratched Cornea

News: Mikko Koivu has a scratched cornea, but coach Mike Yeo said he "should be absolutely fine by" Monday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu missed Saturday's game against the Red Wings. According to the report, the injury did not happen on the ice. The Wild play the Jets on Monday.

4/4/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Out With Eye Injury

News: The Wild have announced Mikko Koivu will miss Saturday's game against the Red Wings due to an eye injury.
Analysis: The team is initially deeming this a minor issue, so Mikko Koivu remains a decent chance for Monday's game against the Jets. Ryan Carter will take Koivu's place in the lineup for Saturday's contest.

4/4/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Late Scratch Saturday

News: Mikko Koivu is a last second scratch for Saturday's game against Detroit, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu participated in warmups, so it's not clear why he's not playing.

3/28/2015

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN Wild's Koivu Strikes Twice In Win

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Strikes Twice In Win

News: Mikko Koivu scored a pair of goals and assisted on another in Saturday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: That's four goals and six points in five games for Mikko Koivu, who has potted the game-winner in back-to-back outings. The 32-year-old now has 14 goals on the season -- his highest total since the 2010-11 season (17). He's producing consistently on the second line for a surging Minnesota team, so keep him rolling.

3/27/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Pots Game-Winner Friday

News: Mikko Koivu potted the game-winning goal Friday against Calgary.
Analysis: It was the second goal in four games for Mikko Koivu, who now has 44 points in 75 games on the season. The second-line center has appeared on the scoresheet in six of his last nine games and has racked up 15 of his 44 points (34 percent) on the power play. He may not reach 50 points as he did last season, but the 32-year-old remains a solid assist man who can be depended on in most formats.

3/14/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Adds Power-Play Assist

News: Mikko Koivu notched a power-play assist on the Wild's lone goal in Friday's loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: The assist gives the 32-year-old his eighth consecutive 40-point season, excluding the 2012-13 lockout season. While he's still poised to fall short of his 54-point output from last year, Mikko Koivu remains a worthy lineup addition in most leagues that employ multiple forward spots.

2/21/2015

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

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Continues To Roll

News: Mikko Koivu picked up two helpers in Friday's 4-0 win over the Oilers. He now has 11 points in his last nine games.
Analysis: The captain has been nothing short of spectacular in February, leading the charge with goaltender Devan Dubnyk in getting the Wild back into serious playoff contention. His 37 points in 58 games are still disappointing in comparison to the 54 in 65 contests last year, but he's been playing great of late and can safely be deployed by owners at all times in all but the shallowest formats.

2/12/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Koivu's Two Helpers Boost Wild

News: Mikko Koivu assisted on both Wild goals Thursday in a 2-1 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: One of the helpers came on the power play. Mikko Koivu's been on and off recently, as he's got three multi-point games in his last eight, but hasn't appeared on the scoresheet in the other five. Still, that does add up to seven points in that span, and they've all actually come in the last five games.

2/9/2015

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN Wild's Koivu Grabs Three Points In Win

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Grabs Three Points In Win

News: Mikko Koivu assisted on three goals, two on the power-play, in Monday's 5-3 win over the Canucks.
Analysis: After three games off the scoresheet, Mikko Koivu has registered five points in his last three contests. The 31-year-old is now up to 31 points through 52 games, but he's on pace for his least productive season since his rookie year partially due to poor luck that's resulted in a career-worst 6.0% shooting percentage. Still, he could be worthy of consideration if his recent play--10 points in his last 10 games--keeps up.

2/3/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Comes Out Firing Tuesday

News: Mikko Koivu scored a goal on seven shots, added an assist, went plus-2 and picked up two PIM in Tuesday's win over the Blackhawks.
Analysis: The seven shots represent his highest total since Dec. 31, when he also fired seven in a loss to Columbus. Mikko Koivu had been held off the scoresheet in three straight coming in, which has been part of a general trend of reduced production. Even with the nice night, he's easily on his worst scoring pace since his rookie season.

1/20/2015

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN Wild's Koivu Runs Assist Streak To Three

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Runs Assist Streak To Three

News: Mikko Koivu contributed an assist on the Wild's lone goal in Monday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: The 31-year-old is riding a three-game assist streak, with he and linemate Zach Parise reestablishing a rapport following the latter's recent absence due to the death of his father. Even so, a career-worst 5.4 shooting rate has still resulted in Mikko Koivu's value taking a sizable dip this season, as he's potted only six goals in 45 games. He could be in danger of surpassing double digits in the category for the first time since his rookie season of 2005-06.

1/15/2015

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Koivu Joins Wild's Offensive Party

News: Mikko Koivu picked up the primary assists on the first two goals of Thursday's 7-0 sheathing of the Sabres.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu had been struggling along with the rest of the Wild over their six-game losing streak, having gone minus-6 with two assists over that span. But like much of the rest of the team, he broke out in a big way Thursday. His fantasy owners will have to hope this is the start of him turning the page, as Koivu's barely averaging half a point per game.

1/9/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Safe To Play Thursday

News: Coach Mike Yeo confirmed Mikko Koivu (undisclosed) would play Thursday against the Blackhawks, KFAN 100.3 FM reports.
Analysis: An undisclosed injury forced Mikko Koivu to depart from Wednesday's practice early, but it wasn't serious enough to knock him out of game action. He'll be back on the top line with Jason Pominville and Jason Zucker, the latter of whom replaces Zach Parise, who has left the team following the death of his father.

1/7/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Suffers Minor Injury In Practice

News: Mikko Koivu left the ice during Wednesday's practice with what coach Mike Yeo described as a "minor" injury.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu appeared to be visibly frustrated as he headed for the locker room, with the possibility that he might have tweaked the lower-body injury that has been dogging him of late. It doesn't sound like the Wild believe it will keep him out of action Thursday against the Blackhawks, but his status likely won't be officially known until the team completes its gameday skate.

1/3/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Two Points For Wild's Koivu In Win

News: Mikko Koivu notched a goal and assist in Friday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Mikko Koivu's goal came on a third-period power play, giving him just his second marker with the man advantage this season. The 31-year-old's scoring totals are down this season, due in some part to a career-worst 6.2 shooting percentage. While Koivu has never been a prolific goal scorer, a probable increase in his shooting percentage along with some more proficiency on the team's 25th-ranked power-play unit should allow Koivu's scoring to pick up a bit in the second half.

1/1/2015

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Fires Off Seven Shots, Gets Assist

News: Mikko Koivu attempted seven shots and picked up an assist in Wednesday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: The shot total was his second-highest of the season and an encouraging development for the center, who has gone nine straight games without a goal. If he can keep finding windows for shot opportunities and notice a little more puck luck, that goalless streak should come to an end quickly.

12/9/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN Wild's Koivu Picks Up Two Points

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Picks Up Two Points

News: Mikko Koivu scored a goal, added a power-play assist and won 22 of his 30 faceoffs Tuesday against the Islanders.
Analysis: A dominant performance by Mikko Koivu, who'd missed practice Saturday with an undisclosed strain of some sort. He's now recorded points in five straight games.

12/8/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Practices Monday

News: Mikko 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.
Analysis: It sounds like the injury is minor and shouldn't be a concern.

12/6/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Misses Practice

News: Mikko Koivu did not practice Saturday due to a minor "strain," the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: 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.

12/6/2014

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Mikko Koivu

Point Streak Continues For Wild's Koivu

News: Mikko Koivu notched his fourth goal of the season in Friday's loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Mikko 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.

11/29/2014

Mikko Koivu, C, MIN

Mikko Koivu

Wild's Koivu Scores Third Goal

News: Mikko Koivu scored his third goal in Saturday's loss at St. Louis.
Analysis: It was his first goal since Oct. 30. Mikko Koivu has had a slow start to the season, but does have four points in his last four games.

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.