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Sounds like CGY C Mikael Backlund (upper body injury suffered Sat vs. VAN) will be out at least a month, but should get official word today.

Backlund was recently skating on the second line due to the Blair Jones injury. The Flames are now down two of their top four centermen. The sophmore scored four goals and 11 points in 41 games.

Source: Bob McKenzie 02/13/12, 7:02 am EST

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This morning on Twitter Mikael Backlund confirmed he will indeed return to the line-up tomorrow night versus the Chicago Blackhawks. Backlund has been out since the start of the season with a broken finger, but is apparently 100% after six weeks of rest and two surgeries on the injured digit.

Backlund is expected to pivot the top line of Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla. Look for him to improve on his previous career highs of 10 goals and 25 points.

Source: Flames Nation 11/10/11, 8:01 am EST

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He's not too far off, likely the next week or two is the thought.

Backlund was the team's top center during the preseason but is still awaiting his 2011-2012 debut. He scored 10 goals and 25 points over 73 games last season -- totals he probably would have improved upon over a full season. Look for him to get another look on the top line.

Source: Pat Steinberg 11/6/11, 11:47 am EST

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After an impressive start to the preseason on a line with Sven Baertschi and Niklas Hagman, Backlund broke his finger and is now expected to miss up to six weeks. This is not the start he had hoped for. This is not the start the team had hoped for.

Backlund was expected to start the season on the top line but suffered this setback. Last season, he scored 10 goals and 25 points through 73 games for the Flames. Temper your expectations for this coming season as he figures to lose around two months of fantasy hockey value.

Source: The Flames Zone 10/4/11, 1:41 pm EST

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