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To say that the Minnesota Wild are having goalie issues right now would be an understatement.Netminder Niklas Backstrom revealed last week that he played a month of last season with a torn core muscle in his groin, a malady that he believes is the impetus for his latest bout with abdominal stiffness that has him on the shelf for the foreseeable future.Backstrom hasn't played since giving up three goals on 17 shots in an cringe-worthy 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche a week and a half ago, and given the fact that he had been impressive in three straight wins before the Avs loss, it's probably safe to speculate that he's dealing with some lingering effects of the tear, suffered late last season.He's received another round of cortisone injections on Monday in the effected area, which are just as cringe-worthy, in an effort to try and get back on the ice, which coach Mike Yeo hopes occurs Wednesday.Top goalie Josh Harding isn't having any better time o...
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