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The R.S.S. Feed: April 24, 2009

Friday, 04.24.2009 / 1:30 PM CT / News
By James MacDonald  - Special to
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The R.S.S. Feed: April 24, 2009
Ed. Note: Sitting in for Ryan Stanzel, whose blogging efforts in the summer will be fewer than in-season, is We'll send out periodic updates when the news warrants.

Much like Thursday, Friday's news, save the signing of Carson McMillian, comes on the injury update front.

And, much like we did on Thursday, we'll post the official word from the organization:

Surgery on Niklas Backstrom’s left hip went better than hoped today. Dr. Marc Philippon reported that he corrected the issues in Backstrom’s left hip (including a labral deficiency, which had not show up on the radiography), and the cartilage damage was less than feared. Backstrom’s recovery time was reduced and the doctor now believes he will be ready to go in about 12 weeks.

Keep watch over these developing situations via our Offseason Injury home page, available via this link.

And don't forget to keep an eye on, which has all the updated information on Houston's AHL playoff run, which finds the Aeros with a chance to close out its opening-round series vs. the Peoria Rivermen. Game 6 is set for this Saturday night in Peoria in the 2-3-2 format.
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