Wild: Backstrom looks sharp in return to practice

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Minnesota Wild got a bit of a surprise on Friday when goalie Niklas Backstrom took part in the team's afternoon practice in Winnipeg, the Star Tribune reports.

"I would say I'm pleased and also happy to see the way he looked out there,'' Wild coach Mike Yeo said of Backstrom. "He looked quick, he looked slick, but it’s one day, obviously, so we’ll keep an eye going forward.''

Backstrom said he felt good but he'll have to wait and see how feels in the coming days.

He suffered a concussion when Toronto's Nazem Kadri leveled him at the Xcel Energy Center

Kadri dropped a smart-aleck remark when he returned from a two-game suspension by saying, “I guess I’m on probation right now," according to the National Post.

Note: Wild defenseman Keith Ballard is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The Minnesota native has missed the last seven games. The Wild plays Winnipeg on Saturday.

Next Up

Bryan Ellinger

Charges: Trail of Terror supervisor sexually assaulted 3 teenage employees

Bryan Ellinger was arrested in January accused of raping a 15-year-old employee. Two more women have come forward accusing him of sexually assaulted them as teens.

Screen Shot 2021-03-05 at 8.52.53 AM

Donations flood in for N. Minneapolis teen who penned Star Tribune column

Marcus Hunter gained recognition for writing about his experience as a Black teen in North Minneapolis following the police killing of George Floyd.

Screen Shot 2021-03-05 at 7.49.11 AM

Fatal crash victim identified as newlywed from Buffalo

Whitney Nelson died after a two-vehicle crash near Glencoe Tuesday.

vaccine, covid

Roy Wilkins Auditorium to become MN's 5th large-scale vaccination site

Gov. Tim Walz is holding a media call Friday amid the release of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

ambulance

Police searching for driver after fatal hit-and-run in Minneapolis

Police say the driver of a cream or white SUV hit a man in the road and then fled.

bloomington police incident

BREAKING: Area of Bloomington shut down, police have building surrounded

Portions of Lyndale Avenue and American Boulevard are closed.

police lights

Attempted luring of 14-year-old girl reported in West St. Paul

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s.

Screen Shot 2021-03-04 at 9.19.48 PM

Worker, 18, suffers serious electric shock at Vikings apartments site

The worker was reportedly in a critical condition Thursday.

49920879552_ef6458affd_o2

As golf season approaches, book your round now at Dacotah Ridge GC

The stunning course is designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones.

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett's group out of potential Timberwolves sale

Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said that Garnett's group was not one of "more than 10" to buy the team.

axebridge

Full production winery set to open in Minneapolis this month

The couple behind Schram Vineyards Winery and Brewery is opening AxeBridge Wine Company in Minneapolis' North Loop neighborhood.

Related