Niklas Backstrom

Backstrom Traded
The Minnesota Wild have traded goalie Niklas Backstrom and a sixth-round draft pick to the Calgary Flames for right wing David Jones.
Insurance Policy
The Minnesota Wild traded for goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Tuesday in conjunction with their decision to shut down ailing veteran Niklas Backstrom.
Win Streak Snapped
Ryan O’Reilly scored twice, including the game-winner with 7:16 to play, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Saturday night.

Charlie Coyle had his first career two-goal game for Minnesota, which lost for the first time in five games.
Fourth Straight Win
Justin Fontaine scored three goals, Niklas Backstrom stopped 39 shots and the Minnesota Wild won their fourth straight game by beating the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1 on Thursday night.

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