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Backlund (lower-body) is questionable for Thursday’s season opener.

Backlund was on the ice for Wednesday’s practice but remains a question mark heading into the first game of the year. Monitor his status during tomorrow’s morning skate and expect Sam Bennett to replace him on the second line if he doesn’t play.

Source: Derek Wills 10/2/19, 2:21 pm EST

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Backlund (undisclosed) will travel on the Flames three-game road-trip and could play.

Backlund has missed the last three games with an undisclosed injury but could play on the Flames’ three-game road-trip, which starts Saturday afternoon in Minnesota. Monitor his status as the Flames hit the ice for warmups at 1:00 pm on Saturday.

Source: Derek Wills 12/14/18, 1:22 pm EST

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Backlund will return to Calgary after suffering a concussion at the World Cup of Hockey.

Backlund suffered a concussion while representing Team Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey and he will return to Calgary where he will be reevaluated this week. The 27-year-old has had a tough time staying healthy during his career, but is coming off of a year where he played 82-games for the first time in his career. With two weeks before the start of the regular season, Backlund could be ready for opening night.

Source: Aaron Vickers 09/26/16, 8:35 am EST

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The Flames re-signed Mikael Backlund to a three-year deal worth $10.725M.

Backlund, 26, missed 30 games in 2014-15 after undergoing abdominal surgery in late-October. Despite the injury, he managed to post the highest points-per-game of he career by tallying 10 goals and 17 assists (27 points) in 52 games. Backlund is a strong two-way forward who plays in all situations for the Flames.

Source: Calgary Flames 06/23/15, 11:27 am EST

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