On Monday, the Minnesota Wild got some good news on the injury front as well as bad news.
They will regain the services of captain Mikko Koivu for Tuesday night's visit from the San Jose Sharks, but will have to do without Matt Dumba this week after he suffered an upper-body injury in the first period of Saturday's 2-1 loss to Calgary.
The loss of Dumba for the next three games won't be insignificant at all. He leads all NHL defensemen in goals with 12, putting him on pace for about 30. But Minnesota (17-13-2) at least has a proven option to replace him for the short term.