Wild captain Koivu hospitalized after crashing into boards

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The opening frame of tonight’s Blue Jackets-Wild game at Nationwide was marred by a frightening incident involving Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu.

Koivu was hurt in this collision with Jackets d-man David Savard, which sent the veteran forward into the boards:

Koivu, 32, reportedly made it back to the Wild bench before exiting the game, then going to a local hospital.

The Wild have yet to update his condition. Koivu is in the midst of a solid campaign, with 10 goals and 32 points through 38 games.