Welcome |Account|Sign Out 
NEW! SIGN IN WITH YOUR SOCIAL PROFILE
OR
Username or EmailPassword
 
2014 NHL Draft
SHARE

Wild goalie Backstrom leaves with injury

Thursday, 03.01.2012 / 7:42 PM / News

By Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

Share with your Friends


Wild goalie Backstrom leaves with injury
Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom had to leave Thursday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens with an apparent leg injury.
MONTREAL Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom had to leave Thursday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens with an apparent leg injury.

Just 2:52 into the game, Backstrom kicked out his right leg to make a save on an Erik Cole shot and could not get back up.

He had to be was helped off the ice and was replaced by backup Josh Harding after making five saves on six shots.

Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie