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NIKLAS BACKSTROM RUMORS

Niklas Backstrom to make first start since January

The Wild and Los Angeles Kings play Sunday at 2 p.m. CT (Fox Sports North and Kool-108) in the first of a Staples Center doubleheader. Lakers and Jazz play in a preseason game later in the day. I’ll be on FSN in the pregame show and first intermission. Good afternoon from L.A., where the Wild practiced this afternoon at the famous luxurious arena. As you can imagine, with the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's new plan in goal: Kuemper-Backstrom

Before Niklas Backstrom was hurt, before Josh Harding missed time because of multiple sclerosis (and then broke his foot), before the never-ending goalie carousel hit the Wild, Darcy Kuemper was expected to start this season in the minor leagues. The grand plan had Backstrom and Harding as the two NHL goalies under contract this season. But plans change. Kuemper, 24, proved himself...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: 5 bold predictions for the 2014-15 season

Thursday night marks the opener of the Minnesota Wild’s 15th and arguably most anticipated season in franchise history. Key additions over the last five or so years have led to hype that can be backed up by legitimate skill players as the team is as deep with talent as it has ever been. There is no doubt that it’s Stanley Cup or bust for the foreseeable future in the State of...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Wilkinson Brutally KO’s Niklas Backstrom At UFC Fight Night 53

Mike Wilkinson stunned the Swedish crowd into silence tonight at UFC Fight Night 53 by brutally knocking out Niklas Backstrom with an overhand right barely a minute into the fight. Round One: Backstrom with a leg kick to start. Wilkinson tries a low spinning kick that misses. He then looks for a takedown, but doesn’t get it. Backstrom with a spinning kick of his own that misses...
Via Fight Of The Night
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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

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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