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Tonight the Calgary Flames will take on the Pheonix Coyotes at home.
Coach Bob Hartleyâs plan for the rest of the season is to develop Mikael Backlund who he wants at the centre position and testing out the youngsters. Heâs pretty happy with their showings but his immediate priority is working on Backlundâs potential who is the...
The Calgary Flames have placed goalie Miikka Kiprusoff and center Mikael Backlund on injured reserve on Friday.
Kiprusoff was injured in Calgary's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.
Kiprusoff was added to the IR retroactively and is considered day to day with a lower-body injury. Backlund is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks.
The Flames have activated defenseman Anton...
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February 08, 2013
Kerry Fraser of TSN discusses why the Mikael Backlund goal from Saturday nigh should not have been allowed.
Backlund was not pushed into Oiler goalkeeper, Devan Dubnyk by Ryan Smyth or any other Oiler teammate.Mikael Backlund followed the puck into the crease and crashed the net (and Dubnyk) though his own initiative. If that isn't enough reason for some to understand...
Mikael Backlund knows the score. The Calgary Flames' 2007 first-round draft choice may only be 23 years old, but after a disappointing 2010-11 season, he is well aware his game must go up a notch this coming season. "If I don't have a good year this year, I might be back in Europe," Backlund said after re-signing with the club. "And I don't want to...
Restricted free-agent center Mikael Backlund has re-signed with the Calgary Flames, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $725,000, the Calgary Herald reported Thursday. "Mikael has an opportunity to step up and attempt to secure a top-two-line center position with our club," Flames general manager Jay Feaster told the Herald. "He is a very talented player who skates...
Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund was injured in Saturday’s 3-2 shootout win over the Vancouver Canucks.Backlund injured his left arm in a fight with Vancouver’s Andrew Alberts, after Alberts had bulldozed Flames winger Blake Comeau. Backlund left the ice with his arm dangling with what the team is calling it an “upper-body injury.”Backlund has four goals and seven assists...
The 22-year-old Mikael Backlund, centre for the Calgary Flames, had a pretty good feeling about tonight, his 11th NHL game this season, and just his 108th career game.
Mikael Backlund had a good feeling today on Twitter about the upcoming game against the Edmonton Oilers. He scored his first goal of the season.
Earlier today, he tweeted the following:
“Thnx guys! Have...
Entering this season, the Calgary Flames thought they had the right player centering their top line.
A month into the 2011-12 campaign, Mikael Backlund finally played between Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay after missing the first 14 games with a broken pinky, which required a couple surgeries.
"It's been a long time. I'm real excited," Backlund said last Thursday...
Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund suffered a broken finger in practice and is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.
Backlund, 22, was injured during Sunday's practice and will have surgery to have a pin inserted into his left pinkie.
The 24th overall pick of the 2007 draft, Backlund collected 10 goals and 15 assists in 73 games last season.
Backlund recorded one...
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Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund will miss up to six weeks of the season with a finger injury.
The Flames said the 22-year-old forward required surgery on his finger and will sit out the opening weeks of the season.
Calgary's season opener is Saturday at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Backlund was being considered as a possible first-line center between captain...
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October 04, 2011