Koivu Sent Back to MN to Be Evaluated after Giordano Hit (2-Game Suspension)
News broke just a bit ago that Mikko Koivu was sent back to Minnesota (the Wild are currently on a Canadian road trip) to be evaluated by team doctors. Koivu’s injury stems from a hit last night by Mark Giordano, who earned himself a two-game suspension for said cheap-shot.
NEWS: #mnwild GM Paul Fenton tells media Mikko Koivu will miss tonight’s game in Edmonton. He flew home to Minnesota from Calgary to be evaluated.
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) December 7, 2018
Here’s the @NHLPlayerSafety‘s video explaining Giordano’s injury
Check out Koivu’s left leg at moment of collision and aftermath as it crashes in the wall….He could have multiple issues…
Pretty clear this may be awhile https://t.co/G05VajPlXr
— Michael Russo (@RussoHockey) December 8, 2018
As you can see in this video provided by NHL.com, Giordano is a little bitch. Even more unfortunate, the early rumors swirling about Koivu’s injury don’t seem to be positive. How could they after this bullshit?
Look at Koivu’s leg. Nothing that looks like that ends up healthy afterward. This is bad news, Wild fans…
Here is another angle of the hit. In this one, you can see that Koivu knows something is bad right away and is obviously pissed off about the dirty hit.
— Giles Ferrell (@gilesferrell) December 7, 2018
Another Flame Suspended After Wild Game
Ryan Lomberg got all high and mighty last night. Matt Dumba LEGALLY lit up Mikael Backlund and some Flamers took offense to it. Lomberg wanted to play hero. Now he will sit for two games after 2 different 1-game suspensions for this idiocy:
The Wild will start the second of a back-to-back shortly tonight vs Edmonton as we wait to hear about the results from Mikko Koivu’s evaluation.
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