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."
The Wild are currently missing three players on the team's top two lines as Guillaume Latendresse and Pierre-Marc Bouchard are both sidelined with concussions.