Niklas Backstrom spent his offseason in Finland strengthening his core muscles and increasing his flexibility so as to avoid the abdominal injuries that have plagued him the last two seasons.
Niklas Backstrom feels healthy heading into training camp and he wants to recapture his past form.
Niklas Backstrom is projected to be fine when training camp begins.
Niklas Backstrom (abdomen) should be able to start practicing with pads on in July.
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."