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Wild Backstrom Out Vs. Panthers After Collision With Kadri

Niklas_Backstrom_2013Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom has been ruled out of tomorrows game against the Panthers after getting bowled over last night against Toronto, the Minnesota Star-Tribune reports.

Backstrom Wednesdays contest following a first-period collision with Nazem Kadri.

The Toronto forward was given a goalie interference minor on the play, and had phone hearing this morning with the NHLs department of player safety regarding his actions.

The 35-year-old tender has lost his No. 1 gig go to Josh Harding and Wednesday nights start marked the first time hed played since surrendering five goals on 28 shots in a loss to Chicago on Oct. 28.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk



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