Mikko Koivu was elected to the NHL All-Star game earlier this month, but the forward for the Minnesota Wild doesn't look like he'll be playing in that game. There is a chance that he could be back within a week, however, according to head coach Mike Yeo.
Yeo and Koivu both talked to 1500 ESPN's Judd Zulgad on Monday as they updated the prognosis for the "upper-body injury."
"We're going to call him week-to-week right now," coach Mike Yeo said before the Wild departed for Tuesday night's game in Philadelphia. "It's probably unlikely that we'll have him before the All-Star break but we'll see."
Koivu was injured in the first period of the Wild's 3-2 shootout loss at St. Louis on Saturday night and reportedly left the arena with his left shoulder in a sling.
"It's pretty frustrating right now," said Koivu, who lead the Wild with 33 points on nine goals and 24 assists in 41 games. "I had a minor (leg) injury there before Christmas and I just get back at it and starting to feel good again and then another injury."