Backlund will return to Calgary after suffering a concussion at the World Cup of Hockey.
Backlund suffered a concussion while representing Team Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey and he will return to Calgary where he will be reevaluated this week. The 27-year-old has had a tough time staying healthy during his career, but is coming off of a year where he played 82-games for the first time in his career. With two weeks before the start of the regular season, Backlund could be ready for opening night.
The Flames re-signed Mikael Backlund to a three-year deal worth $10.725M.
Backlund, 26, missed 30 games in 2014-15 after undergoing abdominal surgery in late-October. Despite the injury, he managed to post the highest points-per-game of he career by tallying 10 goals and 17 assists (27 points) in 52 games. Backlund is a strong two-way forward who plays in all situations for the Flames.
Backlund (abdomen) will return to the Flames lineup on Wednesday.
Backlund has been out since October 28th because of abdomen surgery. He recorded four points (1G / 3A) in 11 games before getting hurt. Tonight he will return to the lineup on the Flames’ third line with Paul Byron and Mason Raymond.
Backlund skated for the first time since abdominal surgery on Monday.
Backlund has been out since October 28th because of abdominal surgery. The Flames never gave a timetable for Backlund’s return, but he is hoping to join the team for practice tomorrow and will go from there.
#Flames centre Mikael Backlund, who has been placed on injured reserve with an MCL sprain. He's out 4 to 6 weeks.
Backlund had 3 G and 1 A to go with a -1 in 8 games this season. He will likely miss the rest of the fantasy year so if you have him he is not worth keeping. Ben Street has been recalled from the AHL to replace Backlund.