Backstrom is open to a trade if the Wild want to move him, Sportsnet.ca reports. Backstrom is set to make $3.4 million this season in the final year of his contract. He's the No. 3 goalie and may not get any starts behind Devan Dubnyk and Darcy Kuemper if both stay healthy. It would seem likely he'll be on the move at some point this season to a team looking for a veteran goalie.
Niklas Backstrom (elbow) said he was cleared by doctors last Friday to hit the ice when training camp begins later this week, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Niklas Backstrom (elbow) was scheduled to visit team doctors this week with the hope of receiving clearance for the start of training camp, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The agent for Niklas Backstrom (elbow) acknowledged that his client likely won't be ready to play at the start of training camp in September, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Niklas Backstrom underwent elbow surgery after the season, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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