Backlund (rest) will not play Monday's contest versus the Kings, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

Backlund, as well as Matthew Tkachuk and the Flames' usual top-four defensemen, will take Monday off to get recharged for a playoff run. Backlund's been productive with 21 goals and 26 helpers in 75 contests this season, as well as a plus-36 rating.

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