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Flames add Backlund to roster

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CALGARY (AP) -The Calgary Flames added Swedish junior star Mikael Backlund to their roster Thursday, ending speculation that he'd join Quad City of the American Hockey League or Kelowna of the Western Hockey League.

The 19-year-old center, drafted 24th overall in 2007, had five goals and two assists in six games for runner-up Sweden in the world junior championship.

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