Add another NHL star to the list of players playing overseas.
The newspaper reported that Koivu will join his hometown team once he has recovered from a wrist injury.
Over 200 NHL players are playing in Europe while the league is in a work stoppage.
Koivu had three goals and an assist in six games for Finland in last summer's World Cup of Hockey. The 29-year-old has scored 120 goals and added 278 assists in 497 games with Montreal.