Backstrom Wednesday’s 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 NHL’s department of player safety regarding his actions.
The 35-year-old ‘tender has lost his No. 1 gig go to Josh Harding and Wednesday night’s start marked the first time he’d played since surrendering five goals on 28 shots in a loss to Chicago on Oct. 28.
Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk