One game removed from his return to the Wild lineup following a four-week absence, Charlie Coyle will miss Sunday night's game against New Jersey.

Wild coach Mike Yeo said Coyle didn't return too early from a knee sprain, but said Coyle re-aggravated the injury.

"He's definitely been cleared," Yeo said. "It's just a day-to-day thing, more precautionary than anything else. It's a long season and we don't want to push it."

Coyle suffered a knee sprain Oct. 5 and missed 11 games. He returned Friday in the Wild's win over the Montreal Canadiens. He took a couple of hits early in the game before moving from center to the wing in a move that Yeo said was primarily for conditioning reasons.

Coyle practiced Saturday with the team, but was one of four Wild players -- Mikko Koivu, Kyle Brodziak and Matt Cooke the others -- that didn't participate in the team's optional morning skate Sunday. Yeo said the other three that didn't participate are healthy.