The goalie situation in Minnesota will take a little while to sort out and much will depend on doctors' reports and the salary cap.
Niklas Backstrom had core muscle surgery on Tuesday.
Niklas Backstrom has been shut down for the rest of the season because of an abdominal injury.
Although the Wild called up John Curry, Niklas Backstrom (abdomen) might play on Thursday.
Niklas Backstrom will be dealing with abdominal issues for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign.
Niklas Backstrom saw an abdominal specialist over the break.
Niklas Backstrom won't dress Thursday because of abdominal soreness.
Niklas Backstrom turned aside eight of nine shots in Minnesota's 5-4 loss to Colorado Thursday night.
Niklas Backstrom will serve as Darcy Kuemper's backup on Thursday night.
Niklas Backstrom is projected to stay off the ice for a few days because of "a nagging lower-body injury."
Niklas Backstrom hasn't played since allowing three goals on 17 shots in last Saturday's loss to Colorado.
Niklas Backstrom had a night he'd like to forget after making only 14 saves in Minnesota's 4-2 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday night.
It will be Niklas Backstrom in goal when the Wild face the Avalanche Saturday night.
Niklas Backstrom turned aside 39 of 40 shots in Minnesota's 4-1 win over Phoenix Thursday evening.