Koivu was jostling for position with David Savard just a couple minutes into Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets when he was pushed over and slid into the boards back first. Koivu was slow to get up, but got up during play and made his way slowly to the bench.
The report from Russo comes from the team, who hasn’t made an official announcement about Koivu’s injury. It goes without saying that he will not be returning to Tuesday’s match in Columbus.
See the collision below:
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) January 6, 2016
Koivu leads the team with 32 points (10-22-32) on the season.
Mikko Koivu went to a Columbus hospital for precautionary reasons during tonight's game. He will fly home with #mnwild tonight.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) January 6, 2016
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