Wild Notes: Backstrom Perseveres Through Disappointment of Untimely Injury

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Wild Notes: Backstrom Perseveres Through Disappointment of Untimely Injury
Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

CHICAGO – If you're a goaltender who was ridden from Day One of this shortened season to Day 99 and backstopped your team into the playoffs on the very final day, it's safe to assume Niklas Backstrom couldn't wait to start Tuesday's Western Conference quarterfinal against the Chicago Blackhawks. So just imagine what was going through the veteran's mind when, 20 minutes before puck drop, Backstrom did something to his lower body that would make it impossible to start Game 1.

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