Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wild's Koivu Has Ankle Surgery

The Minnesota Wild just can't seem to catch a break this season with injuries.
Left wing Zach Parise (foot injury) and defenseman Jared Sprugeon are already on the injured reserve list and will be joined by captain Mikko Koivu for the next month.
Koivu and goalie Josh Harding were placed on the injured reserve list Monday. Koivu, the team's leading scorer and first-line center underwent surgery Monday to repair a broken ankle. Harding was put on because of an unspecified illness, but has been adjusting to new medication for multiple sclerosis. 
Koivu was hit by a puck Saturday in the 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals, a game the center had two assists. The Wild said the operation went as planned and Koivu should be fully recovered and ready to play again in four weeks, which hits right before the Olympic break. He should be well enough to play for Finland in the Sochi Olympics.
For the season Koivu has eight goals and 27 assists. He's third among NFL forwards in time on ice with an average of 21 minutes and 34 seconds per game. 
The Wild recalled defenseman Jonathon Blum and forward Erik Haula from their Iowa affiliate on Monday.
References: CBS SportsESPN, and USA Today
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