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Mikko Koivu Injury: Wild Captain Could Miss More Than A Month

The news about Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu is not good. Koivu suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday night's shootout loss tot he St. louis Blues, and it is an injury that could be very costly. The Star Tribune is reporting that Koivu could miss a month or more of the season after being evaluated on Sunday:

The injury will cause Koivu to miss this month's All-Star Game, but he is expected to travel with the Wild during its upcoming father-son trip to Philadelphia and Toronto because his father, Jukka, is scheduled to meet the team in Philadelphia.

With the Wild down to no extra forwards and already without injured second-line wingers Guillaume Latendresse and Pierre-Marc Bouchard, it will have to make a roster move Monday.

Details about the shoulder injury have not yet been released, but it is clear that Koivu will miss at least a month. He left St. Louis' Scottrade Center with his shoulder in a sling Saturday night.

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