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Ailing Wild lose captain Mikko Koivu for next month with broken ankle; Harding on IR, too

Monday, 01.06.2014 / 1:05 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Ailing Wild lose captain Mikko Koivu for next month with broken ankle; Harding on IR, too

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have placed goalie Josh Harding and centre Mikko Koivu on injured reserve.

The moves were made Monday. Defenceman Jonathon Blum and forward Erik Haula were recalled from AHL affiliate Iowa.

The Wild play at Los Angeles on Tuesday. Left wing Zach Parise and defenceman Jared Spurgeon are already on injured reserve with foot injuries. Koivu has one, too; he was hit by a puck against Washington on Saturday.

Harding has missed the last two games due to an unspecified illness. He leads the league with a 1.65 goals against average.

Koivu has a team-high 35 points in 44 games.

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