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.
Wild: Charlie Coyle aggravates knee injury, won't play tonight
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Nov 3