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Koivu out for Islanders game, maybe more

Wild Captain Mikko Koivu will be out for this weekend's game against the Islanders due to a leg injury, the Star Tribune is reporting. It's unclear when exactly he'll return, but, he will likely be missing Wild's upcoming road trip.
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Wild Captain Mikko Koivu will be out for this weekend's game against the Islanders due to a leg injury, the Star Tribune is reporting. It's unclear when exactly he'll return, but, he will likely be missing Wild's upcoming road trip.

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