Thursday, February 07, 2019

Wild's Koivu Done for the Year

A huge blow was dealt to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday, as they announced that their captain Mikko Koivu will have to undergo surgery on his injured knee, repairing a torn ACL and meniscus, which will keep him out for the remainder of the regular season.

Koivu was hurt on Tuesday night in a knee-on-knee collision with Buffalo's Tage Thompson and the tests came back negative on Wednesday, which will lead to surgery on Friday.

After Wednesday's action, Koivu is ranked 169th in overall scoring in the hockey pool this season, picking up 8 goals and 29 points in 48 games. 

This is also a huge hit to Dale C.'s pool team, which currently sits in the top 10 in the hockey pool and any ideas of making a run for the money may have been dashed with this bit of injury news.  At the start of play on Thursday night, his team will be 44 points out of the money and any hot streak would have probably needed most of his 14-man roster.

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