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Window closing for Finland's top player

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07:41 AM ET 02.06 | In Wild injury news, it was a best-case scenario for defenseman Marco Scandella, who may only have sprained a knee, but there's more pressing news for an international star. Mikko Koivu will miss Thursday's game and there is still no decision in terms of the Olympics, although it's seeming increasingly unlikely. "Mikko's doing everything he can to come back," GM Chuck Fletcher told me [Wednesday] morning. "It's a six-to-eight-week injury that we're trying to accelerate and have him come back in five, but not only is he not cleared to play right now, he's not even cleared to practice with the team. There's a lot of healing and work that needs to be done to get him to that position. If we can get him there, great, but I think people need to understand how hard he's working to get healthy and come back.

Star Tribune

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February 6, 2014  08:33 AM ET

Are they saying he is Finnished?

February 6, 2014  10:33 AM ET

Limping around those big ice rinks isn't going to help.

February 6, 2014  11:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Are they saying he is Finnished?

No , i think they are saying "come Helsinki or high water" he plans to go

February 6, 2014  02:34 PM ET
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One less guy for Canada to deal with in what will hopefully be a meaningless final group stage game.

The good news is they probably won't have to face them again 'til the final, or the penultimate game - if either of them get there.

February 6, 2014  03:26 PM ET

Window closing for Finland's top player

Time to buy a Mac.

February 6, 2014  03:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Time to buy a Mac.

Or convert to Linux.

 
February 6, 2014  04:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Window closing for Finland's top playerTime to buy a Mac.

I kinda prefer the Granny Smith

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