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Backlund back in for Flames

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com

CALGARY -- After a one-game absence, the Calgary Flames will insert forward Mikael Backlund back into the lineup for their game Sunday against the St. Louis Blues.

Backlund did not dress Friday in Calgary's 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He's playing through a bruise associated with a crack in a bone in his foot sustained blocking a shot in a March 15 game against the Nashville Predators.

"When I'm out there playing I don't think about it," Backlund said. "Obviously it's not fully recovered, but it's not bothering me through games. It wasn't my best road trip so I've got to find a way back and get better."

Backlund missed 14 games earlier this season with a knee injury. He has four goals and seven points in 14 games this season.

The Blues, playing one night after their 3-0 win at the Edmonton Oilers, did not have a morning skate.

Here is how the lineups for the Flames and Blues could look when they face off Sunday:

FLAMES

Curtis Glencross - Matt Stajan - Lee Stempniak

Alex Tanguay - Mike Cammalleri - Blake Comeau

Jiri Hudler - Mikael Backlund - Jarome Iginla

Tim Jackman - Steve Begin - Brian McGrattan

Jay Bouwmeester - TJ Brodie

Dennis Wideman - Mark Giordano

Chris Butler - Cory Sarich

Miikka Kiprusoff

Joey MacDonald

Scratched: Roman Cervenka, Derek Smith, Anton Babchuk

Injured: Paul Byron (hand)

BLUES

David Backes - Alexander Steen - Chris Stewart

T.J. Oshie - Andy McDonald - Patrik Berglund

David Perron - Vladimir Sobotka - Vladimir Tarasenko

Chris Porter - Jaden Schwartz - Scott Nichol

Alex Pietrangelo - Barret Jackman

Kevin Shattenkirk - Wade Redden

Kris Russell - Roman Polak

Jake Allen

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Ian Cole, Ryan Reaves, Brian Elliott

Injured: Jamie Langenbrunner (hip)

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