Mikko Koivu injury update: Wild captain out for season with torn ACL, meniscus

first_img Flyers’ Jori Lehtera clears waivers, loaned to AHL as he faces drug charges in Finland Related News NHL trade news: Predators acquire Brian Boyle from Devils for draft pick NEWS: Mikko Koivu will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament & meniscus in his right knee. He is expected to have surgery to repair his knee on Friday.📰 → https://t.co/hXhJMOvN9f #mnwild pic.twitter.com/Pf2hDGnRCl— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) February 6, 2019The injury occurred in the Wild’s 5-4 loss to the Sabres on Tuesday.Koivu, 35, has recorded 29 points in 48 games this season. He leads all scorers in Minnesota and is ranked 14th in the NHL in faceoff wins (488) and is tied for second on the Wild in power-play points (12) and fifth in assists.center_img The Wild have been dealt a huge blow.The team announced Wednesday that center Mikko Koivu would miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL and meniscus. He has a surgery scheduled later this week to repair the injury to his right knee. The veteran recorded his 200th career NHL goal on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas, becoming just the second player in franchise history to reach that point.Koivu has spent his entire 14-year NHL career in Minnesota.last_img read more

Lindsey Vonn wins bronze in final race of storied career

first_imgBut the American was competitive in her final race and briefly led after going third on a shortened course, posting a time of one minute and 2.23 seconds despite a slow start.The 34-year-old, who boasts a record 82 World Cup wins, survived the challenge of Olympic downhill champion Sofia Goggia but saw Stuhec go 0.49 seconds quicker. Lindsey Vonn brought the curtain down on her career with a bronze medal in the ladies’ downhill at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships on Sunday, as Ilka Stuhec defended her title in Are.Vonn — the most successful female ski racer of all time — is retiring after injuries made competing too hard on her body, something that was not helped by a big crash in the super-G earlier in the week. IT’S OFFICIAL‼️Legend @lindseyvonn ends her storied career with a fairytale ending, landing on the podium in THIRD.WOW! @Are2019 #are2019 pic.twitter.com/GjFUjfFAUK— U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team (@usskiteam) February 10, 2019Current World Cup leader Nicole Schmidhofer failed to trouble the top three and Corinne Suter — bronze medalist in the super-G — was the only other contender to better Vonn’s time.Vonn becomes the oldest woman to win a World Championships medal and is also the first female athlete to win a medal at six editions of the competition.Stuhec, meanwhile, is the first woman to successfully defend the title since Maria Walliser did so in 1989.last_img read more

Federer: Kyrgios no chance of winning Australian Open

first_imgFederer, who has claimed four Australian Open titles himself, believes Kyrgios isn’t experienced enough to go the full length.”To win, he drops, in my humble opinion,” Federer told Fairfax Media. ”To do anything, yes, first week no problem, but to go all the way it’s a long way, and he’s never been into a semis before, so first he has to prove to the world and himself that he can make the semis.”So for me to start talking about him winning the tournament, Lleyton [Hewitt] never did it, and he was two times world No.1 at the end of the year.”So I know [Kyrgios] has got a big game, but he has to beat four, five amazing players. Can he do that right now? I’m not sure.”He can beat them, but not back to back to back to back to back, maybe. But I’m happy if he proves me wrong.”Kyrgios is in the same half of the draw as world number one Andy Murray, former Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka and the 17th ranked Roger Federer.”I think he’s going to be tough to beat here. I think this court plays very well for him,” Federer said of Kyrgios.”It’s not a great start to the year for him in some ways because of his knee, he was a bit on and off, and best-of-five again, different story.”Two weeks, it’s a long one, and he knows that.”So I think it’s gonna be a tough one, but I hope he can play a good year, virtually injury free this year. For me that would be exciting to see how would he do then?”last_img read more