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Niklas Backstrom: 'I'm doing great'

by Staff Writer / Minnesota Wild will check in with Backstrom occasionally throughout the offseason.

May 11, 2009

I flew home last night from Colorado, and the flight went really well. I'm working out now every day, and I'll finally get a chance to meet up again with teammates and eat some home cooked meals!

May 8, 2009

This past week has been good. I can walk without crutches now -- but the mountain is closed, so I never did get up there. Heading into the weekend, the schedule is pretty much the same the weekdays as far as treatment is concerned. Although I'll go through treatment Sunday, I'm also set to fly back to Minnesota, too.

Mentally and physically I'm doing great, and I'll look forward to the next steps.

May 4, 2009

I'm pretty good here in Vail, and I'm feeling better and getting better every day. The days are quite busy, though, with rehab two times a day. Other than that, I'm watching movies, TV shows, reading and driving around.

Living in Vail village, which is not that big a place but there are nice people everywhere I seem to go, and I'm really close to the mountains. It's a great and beautiful place, even if ski season is over. Great restaurants, too. Still haven't been up the mountains yet.

As for hockey, I have been following the scores of the playoffs, but not watching all the games.

As for how much longer I'll be here, that will be determined by how things go during my rehab.

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