Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom is 1-6-2 in his last eight games played. Minnesota has lost 11 of 13 games overall, so it's not all Backstrom's fault. But that didn't stop ProHockeyTalk from calling out Backstrom in its weekly edition of "Wednesday Wake-Up Call."
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Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom practiced for a second day in a row Tuesday, and he could return to game action before the end of the season. Backstrom says, "I'm trying to do everything I can so it will be soon." He injured his groin in a March 1st game against Montreal.
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher: 'We have no interest in trading Backstrom'
Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher tells the Star Tribune there is no way they are trading Niklas Backstrom. Fletcher loves the goalie tandem that Backstrom and Josh Harding provide. He points out that the duo was one of the main reasons the Wild were on top of the NHL over the first 30 games last season.
Koivu, Backstrom participate in full practice
Good news for the Wild as Mikko Koivu and Niklas Backstrom were full participants in practice Thursday. Koivu will try and practice again Friday before being reevaluated before Saturday's game against Carolina. Mike Yeo said Backstrom looked "really good", but there isn't a timetable for his return.
Wild's Backstrom needs ankle surgery
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher tells the Pioneer Press that goalie Niklas Backstrom will soon undergo surgery to fix an ankle injury that bothered him during the last few weeks of the season. Fletcher also expects Guillaume Latendresse, Pierre Marc-Bouchard and Jared Spurgeon to make full recoveries from their concussions and be ready for next season.
With Backstrom hurting, Wild recall Hackett
Goalie Matt Hackett is back with the Wild. He was recalled from Houston today to replace Niklas Backstrom, who was injured in last night’s shootout loss to Montreal. Hackett will back up Josh Harding, who will likely start in goal tonight in Detroit.
Backstrom, Heatley and Setoguchi had minor surgeries
The procedures weren't serious, but Minnesota Wild stars Niklas Backstrom, Dany Heatley and Devin Setoguchi have had minor surgeries since their season ended earlier this month. Backstrom and Setoguchi battled injuries this season, but Heatley played in every game.
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