Mikko Koivu returns from leg injury

Updated: December 26, 2011, 6:33 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu returned Monday against the Colorado Avalanche after missing the past four games with a leg injury.

Minnesota (20-11-5) hasn't won since Koivu, its leading scorer, was injured against Chicago on Dec. 14.

Koivu has eight goals, 20 assists and a plus-9 rating this season.

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