Found May 16, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. Goaltender Niklas Backstrom underwent surgery on Thursday to repair the sports hernia that caused him to miss the entire playoffs for the Minnesota Wild. Backstrom, who tied for the league lead with 24 wins in the regular season, missed the entire playoffs after coming up with an injury in the pregame warmups of Minnesota's first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Backstrom had tried to return with the injury and practiced with the team, but he was unable to play again. The Wild announced that the surgery, performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, was successful and Backstrom is expected to make a full recovery in time for the 2013-14 season. Backup goalie Josh Harding started each game of the playoffs in Minnesota's 4-1 series loss to Chicago. Backstrom was 24-15-3 during the regular season with a 2.48 goalsagainst average and .909 save percentage. He started 26 of the team's final 27 games as the Wild looked to return to the...

Wild goalie Backstrom has sports hernia surgery

Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom has undergone sports hernia surgery. The team announced that Backstrom's operation went as planned on Thursday morning in Philadelphia. The procedure was done by Dr. William Meyers. The 35-year-old Backstrom aggravated the injury while warming up before Minnesota's first game of the Western Conference quarterfinal series at Chicago...

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ST. PAUL, Minn. Even without starting goaltender Niklas Backstrom, the Minnesota Wild's 4-1 first-round playoff series loss to the Chicago Blackhawks couldn't be pinned on the team's goaltending situation. Facing the NHL's second-highest scoring team during the regular season wasn't the issue. Instead it was the team's lack of scoring, such as going 0 of...
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