Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14

RALEIGH, NC - MAY 12: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 12, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Bruins defeated the Hurricanes 4-2. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
As Paul noted, Tim Thomas appeared to tweak his groin or some othe part of his "lower body" in the Florida Panthers' 2-1 loss to Philly on Tuesday, and while I was preparing to have my beard trimmed for the first time in six years, Pro Hockey Talk's Ryan Dadoun notes that Niklas Backstrom got dinged in the Wild's 3-2 loss to Nashville... [T]he Minnesota Wild are reporting that netminder Niklas Backstrom is done for the night due to a similar problem. Backstrom lasted just 11:14 minutes against the Nashville Predators and surrendered two goals on five shots. He sustained the injury when Nashville forward Eric Nystrom crashed into him and seemed to accidentally jam Backstrom’s leg against the post. TSN's Bob McKenzie noted that Rick Nash left what is currently the Rangers' 7-2 loss to San Jose after getting hit high and hard by Brad Stuart... Continue reading "First Thomas, then Backstrom, Nash and Hartnell"
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