Backstrom Undergoes Successful Surgery

Thursday, 05.16.2013 / 11:22 AM Wild.com

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced that goaltender Niklas Backstrom underwent successful sports hernia surgery today by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, Pa. Backstrom is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the 2013-14 season.

The goaltender was injured during pregame warmups before the Game 1 of the Wild's Western Conference Quarterfinal meeting with the Chicago Blackhawks.

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