Mikko Koivu has surgery on ankle

Updated: January 6, 2014, 7:47 PM ET
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild will be without captain Mikko Koivu for the next month after their first-line center and leading scorer underwent surgery Monday to repair a broken ankle.

The Wild also placed goalie Josh Harding, who leads the NHL with a 1.66 goals-against average, on injured reserve with an unspecified illness.

Koivu, who has 35 points in 44 games, was hit by a puck Saturday against Washington. The Wild said the operation went as planned and Koivu was ...

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