Flames' Backlund To Miss World Championships: Mikael Backlund will miss the 2013 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships due to a right foot fracture. (Updated 5/1/13)
Foot - (Updated - 5/1/13)
Mikael Backlund was not cleared to play in the May event after a fractured right foot was found during end-of-year medical testing. (Updated 5/1/13).
04/21/2013 20:42 Flames put Minnesota in tough position for playoffs
Joey MacDonald made 34 saves, Mark Cundari scored a goal in his first NHL game and the Calgary Flames beat Minnesota 4-1 on Sunday night to hand the Wild a potentially harmful home loss in their push for the playoffs.
04/13/2013 00:40 Flames' Giordano scorches Coyotes in overtime
Mark Giordano scored the winning goal 4:36 into overtime, and the Calgary Flames snapped a three-game home losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Friday night.
The 2011-12 season was a disaster for Mikael Backlund, as he started the season as Calgarys No. 1 center, then saw a lack of consistent play and injuries leave him fighting for a spot in the top four lines. He will look to remind coaches of what they saw of him in 2010-11, when he had 10 goals and 15 assists, as the No. 2 center spot in Calgary is still up for grabs. He has great potential, but he has to show that ability in games again. (Updated 8/14/12)