Mikkola notched an assist and a team-high four blocked shots in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Avalanche in Game 2. Mikkola's first postseason point came on a Mike Hoffman tally in the third period. The 25-year-old Mikkola could be in line for more responsibility if Robert Bortuzzo and/or Justin Faulk are forced to miss time after leaving Wednesday's game with upper-body injuries. In 30 regular-season outings, Mikkola had three points, 49 hits, 36 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating.
Mikkola (upper body) is set to play in Wednesday's game versus the Wild, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Mikkola was held out of Monday's game versus the Kings with the injury, but he's recovered enough to get back in the lineup. The 25-year-old Finn is expected to skate on the third pairing Wednesday.
Mikkola (upper body) did not play Monday versus the Kings, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. The severity of Mikkola's injury is unknown at this time. He drew 15:01 of ice time Saturday in Vegas and didn't suffer any obvious injury in that contest, but he was not in the lineup Monday. The Finn has just two points in 28 appearances this season, but his defensive presence has kept him in the lineup often lately.
Mikkola scored a goal on his only shot in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose. The 24-year-old rookie opened the scoring just over four minutes into the game, sending a quick shot from the point through heavy traffic for his first NHL goal. Mikkola logged a team-low 10:13 of ice time and the goal was his first point in 16 games this season.
Mikkola was promoted from the taxi squad Monday, CBS Sports reports. Mikkola will serve as the extra man Monday and hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 8. The 24-year-old blueliner hasn't scored a point through nine games this season.
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