Koivu registered his first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist during Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Blues. Following a lengthy slump that saw him post just a single assist in eight games, Koivu now has five points in his last four. He continues to center Minnesota's second line in between Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker, and is worth a look in most medium to deep fantasy formats.
Koivu snapped a 10-game goal drought during Wednesday's win over Winnipeg. The veteran hasn't had a points-per-game mark (0.42) this low since his 2005-06 rookie campaign (0.33). Koivu entered Wednesday's game starting just 38.4 percent of his shifts in the opponent's zone, which doesn't set him up for offensive success. With a defensively tilted role at a deep fantasy position, Koivu doesn't carry much value in seasonal leagues at this point.
Koivu had an assist and a shot on goal in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia While Koivu has seen a slight increase in ice time this season 20:01 vs. 19:56), he's averaging fewer points and shots on goal per game (1.5 shots on goal this year vs. 1.7 in 2015-16 ) than last season.
Koivu scored his first goal of the season and had four blocked shots in Tuesday's win over the Kings. Koivu has four shots on goal in three games, which is a good sign for his fantasy value even if a small sample size. He should provide steady production again this season on the second line with Mikael Granlund and Chris Stewart.
Koivu had two assists in Sunday's Game 6 loss to the Stars. The Wild were eliminated from the playoffs, but Koivu finished strong, racking up three goals and five points in his last four games. The veteran had 17 goals and 56 points in the regular season and has proven he's one of the more reliable fantasy producers around when he's healthy.
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