Wild Backstrom Suffered Concussion After Scary Collision

Backstrom_WildIt appears the injury suffered by Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom on Wednesday was a concussion.

That’s the word out of Minnesota on Friday as the Star-Tribune’s Mike Russo reports Backstrom is listed as day-t0-day with “what I am told is indeed a concussion,” confirming earlier speculation.

Backstrom, 35, has already missed four games this season with a knee injury and will miss at least one — he’s been ruled out of tonight’s game vs. Florida — with this latest setback.

Backstrom suffered the concussion on Wednesday in a collision with Toronto forward Nazem Kadri during a 2-1 shootout win.

Kadri, who told reporters the hit was accidental, has been suspended three games by NHL discipline czar Brendan Shanahan for goalie interference.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk

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