If Niklas Backstrom gets bought out then there won't be any cap relief because he was signed over the age of 35.
The Minnesota Wild have given Niklas Backstrom permission to explore trade possibilities ahead of next season.
Niklas Backstrom underwent elbow surgery after the season.
There's a good chance that the Minnesota Wild will look to buyout goaltender Niklas Backstrom this off-season.
Niklas Backstrom will serve as Minnesota's backup in Thursday night's playoff opener versus St. Louis.
Niklas Backstrom, Jordan Schroeder, Folin will be scratched against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Niklas Backstrom will be scratched against the Carolina Hurricanes, as Darcy Kuemper suits up to backup starter Devan Dubnyk.
Goalie Niklas Backstrom and rookie Michael Keranen will be scratched against the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Niklas Backstrom will not dress against Carolina Saturday night.
Niklas Backstrom has been patiently waiting for his turn to play.
Niklas Backstrom will be a healthy scratch during Tuesday night's tilt with the Red Wings as the Wild activate Darcy Kuemper from the injury reserve.
Niklas Backstrom was the main victim in the Penguins 7-2 victory over Minnesota Tuesday night.
Niklas Backstrom will get the start against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday evening.
Niklas Backstrom allowed four goals on 35 shots in Minnesota's 4-1 loss to Chicago.