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Niklas Backstrom will undergo surgery for sports hernia

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11:40 PM ET 05.10 | Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom suffered a lower body injury just before Game 1 of the team's first-round series of the NHL Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks during pre-game warm ups. Backstrom missed the remainder of the series while Josh Harding did an admirable job, but now that the Blackhawks have eliminated the Minnesota Wild from the postseason, we are learning the exact extent of Backstrom's injury. According to Backstrom, he missed the series with a sports hernia that will require surgery.

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May 11, 2013  12:22 AM ET

Lots of time to get it fixed and healed and have a better season next year.

May 11, 2013  07:34 AM ET

This is the EASIEST repair job the Wild must do

May 11, 2013  08:24 AM ET

Yeah--and Parise needs a raise.

 
May 11, 2013  12:05 PM ET

Gonna be lots of movements this summer. Afta the draft, especially. Young guys will be worth their weght in dlog, value-wise - if they can play at all. C(r)AP !!

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