Instead, it lasted just four games. With season in limbo, Wild captain talks future. Whether the Wild's loss marked the end of his … Mikko Koivu already knows how he'll figure out if he's ready to retire from the NHL.

He just hasn't arrived at the outcome. So, that is an option, for sure.”Still, whichever direction Koivu pursues is up in the air until a verdict on the NHL’s current season is reached.

Nineteen years after being drafted, was that it for Wild captain Mikko Koivu? “[I’m] just trying to stay in the moment as much as I can. Koivu, 37, has played all 15 seasons and 1,028 career games in Minnesota. But now that's behind us. Statistics of Mikko Koivu, a hockey player from Turku, Finland born Mar 12 1983 who was active from 2000 to 2020.

By Michael Russo Apr 15, 2020 53 . "Mikko Koivu has meant everything to this franchise," coach Dean Evason said. "As for what will point him in his next direction, which Koivu said in the spring could be playing in his native Finland when he's done with the NHL, it'll come down to how he feels physically and mentally.Although his knee still bothered him through the first 20-30 games of the season and he didn't feel great about the last month before the stoppage on the heels of his groin issue, he's encouraged by his start to camp. "I'm just really trying to enjoy every minute of it on the ice and the preparation part and once we get to Edmonton, to start playing again," Koivu said Thursday on a post-practice video conference call.

Friday night's game was the first rainout of the season for the Twins, and they'll make history today with the first twinbill of seven-inning games. He doesn't let anybody off the hook. "Before the NHL shut down, Koivu was in the midst of an eventful season.He returned from a knee injury and crossed the 1,000-game threshold in December, becoming just the 55th player in NHL history to log all those games with the same team.Koivu then had another injury setback, suffering a groin injury, and his minutes were down as he played lower in the lineup. “There’s no question about it.

Despite celebrating a magical 1,000th game, injuries, demotions and … "I feel, I don't want to say 100% healthy, but there's no pain — nothing that will bother you playing the game — and you can enjoy it now. “If it didn’t, I think it would be wrong; I would be lying.

Mikko Koivu has made a remarkable impression on the Minnesota Wild over the course of his career. Koivu has options. The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ NASCAR driver Austin Dillon has tested positive for COVID-19 and… Luka Doncic would like to clear up a bit of a misconception: He has playoff experience.

"So yeah, I'm excited obviously for everybody but no question excited for Mikko going forward here. Koivu says he’ll take the next few weeks to think about what the future looks like.“It’s just the whole package that you have to think about. "Still is. If [I said] I haven’t thought about all the options, I’d be lying. Press 'Enter' to see all results For sure I need to make that decision at some point, but it’s not now.