Foster goes from Koivu to Koivu

It's been more than three years since Kurtis Foster broke his femur bone as a member of the Wild. Foster and Wild captain Mikko Koivu became great friends playing together in Minnesota, and now Koivu's older brother, Saku, is Foster's teammate in Anaheim.
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It's been more than three years since Kurtis Foster broke his femur bone as a member of the Wild. Foster and Wild captain Mikko Koivu became great friends playing together in Minnesota, and now Koivu's older brother, Saku, is Foster's teammate in Anaheim.

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