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NIKLAS BACKSTROM RUMORS

Report: Wild shopping Niklas Backstrom

The Minnesota Wild are reportedly gauging interest around the NHL in Niklas Backstrom. The Star Tribune states that the Wild may be willing to retain salary cap space in order to move Backstrom, but so far there haven’t been any named or rumored suitors. In May, the Minnesota Wild announced that they’d be parting ways with goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. That same report hinted that...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Niklas Backstrom Taps Out Tom Niininaki With A Choke At UFC Fight Night 41

Niklas Backstrom upset Tom Niininaki tonight in the opening fight of the main card at UFC Fight Night 41, tapping him out with a choke in the first round. — Round One: Backstrom with a leg kick to start. He doesn’t have time to do much else though a Niinimaki manages to secure an early takedown. ‘Stoneface’ moves into half guard, but Backstrom gets back up. Niinimaki still...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild shut down Backstrom, likely for rest of season

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher had a tough talk with veteran goaltender Niklas Backstrom this week, knowing the NHL trade deadline is Wednesday afternoon. Backstrom has dealt with injuries all year and has been fighting through a lingering lower-body injury for a couple of months. Rookie goaltender Darcy Kuemper's play had eased the burden on...
Via Fox Sports North
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wild G Backstrom leaves game with apparent injury

Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom left Wednesday night's game against Toronto in the first period with an apparent injury. Starting his first game since Oct. 28, Backstrom was run over by Toronto's Nazem Kadri 7 minutes into the game, and lay flat on the ice for about 30 seconds before slowly sitting up. Kadri's elbow appeared to hit Backstrom in the head. ...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Backstrom undergoes sports hernia surgery

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...
Via Fox Sports North
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild goalie Backstrom headed to surgery for sports hernia

ST. PAUL, Minn. Goaltender Niklas Backstrom was practicing for the Minnesota Wild in the playoffs, trying to return from an injury and aid the team he helped push to the playoffs for the first time in five years. After Thursday's season-ending loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, what Backstrom was trying to fight back from was discovered. Backstrom, who tied for the league-lead...
Via Fox Sports North
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild Friday: Hackett starting for Backstrom

FRIDAY'S STORY LINE: The streaking Wild will go for their eighth consecutive win Friday night in Dallas. The man who has been in net for every one of the previous seven victories, Niklas Backstrom, was left at home in Minneapolis and will likely get the nod Saturday against Los Angeles. Backstrom, who has started 16 of Minnesota's last 17 games, is simply getting a rest....
Via Fox Sports North
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Backstrom shutout leads Wild over Sharks

ST. PAUL, Minn. Niklas Backstrom said he felt the NHL lockout gave him a "really long summer." Good thing Backstrom got the rest when he did, because he's not resting much at all these days for the Minnesota Wild. Backstrom, Minnesota's veteran goaltender, has been the last line in one of the NHL's best defenses and is thankful for every opportunity he gets...
Via Fox Sports North
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

With Backstrom hurting, Wild call up Hackett

Perhaps preparing to be without No. 1 goaltender Niklas Backstrom for a an extended period, the Minnesota Wild on Friday called up goalie Matt Hackett from the Houston Aeros of the NHL. Backstrom stopped five of six shots before leaving Thursday's night's loss to the Montreal Canadiens with a leg injury at the 2:52 mark of the first period, and his status for Friday night...
Via Fox Sports North
March 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Backstrom: Yeo demanding, but in good way

Niklas Backstrom has been here before, but it has been a few years since his name was tossed around when the Vezina Trophy was being discussed. It was the 2008-09 season, and Backstrom was coming off back-to-back 30-plus win seasons. He put up tremendous numbers on a team that missed the playoffs and eventually finished second to Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins.The next two years...
Via Fox Sports North
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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