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11 Mikael Backlund C
Height/Weight: 6-0/198 | Birthdate: 3/17/1989 | Birthplace: Vasteras, Sweden | Team: Calgary Flames | College: None | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $725,000 | Owned/Started%: 19/9 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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4/20/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Active In Win

News: Mikael Backlund notched an assist, four shot attempts, and two PIM in Sunday's Game 3 win over the Canucks.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund's helper was of the secondary variety and came on T.J. Brodie's first-period goal. It's the first postseason point for the center after he racked up 10 goals and 17 assists in 52 regular-season contests.

3/15/2015

Mikael Backlund, C, CGY Flames' Backlund Extends Point Streak In Loss

Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Extends Point Streak In Loss

News: Mikael Backlund extended his point streak to eight games Saturday, collecting two assists in a loss to the Avalanche.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund is on fire right now and is up to 25 points in 39 games on the season. Centering the second line, Backlund is worth grabbing while he's hot, as he's only 25-years of age and has showed flashes of brilliance in the past. Now that he's displaying his talent consistently, he could become a lethal scoring threat.

3/12/2015

Mikael Backlund, C, CGY Flames' Backlund Beginning To Sizzle

Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Beginning To Sizzle

News: Mikael Backlund recorded an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Ducks.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund was held without a shot attempt for just the fourth time all season in the win, but still managed to extend his point streak to six games with the assist. The 25-year-old is quietly scoring at over a half-point-per-game clip this season (22 points in 37 games), providing optimism for the Flames that he and Sean Monahan may form one of the league's better top-two center tandems in seasons to come.

3/6/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Tallies Assist

News: Mikael Backlund picked up an assist in a 4-3 shootout victory against Boston on Thursday.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund is having a strong season with 19 points in 34 games, and has three points in his last three games. If you need a fill-in, Backlund is in the midst of a nice streak.

2/19/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Gets Assist In Defeat

News: Mikael Backlund registered an assist for the second straight game Wednesday as the Flames fell to the Wild 3-2 in overtime.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund has been streaky this season, with periods of production butting up to droughts. That being said, he is on a mini-point streak right now and is not a bad play at the moment.

2/4/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Returns To Lineup

News: Mikael Backlund (illness) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Sharks, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.
Analysis: The illness forced Mikael Backlund out of Monday's win over the Jets, but that will be the extent of the center's absence. He was back on the ice for Wednesday's morning skate and participated in a full capacity, taking part in line rushes with a second trio that included Lance Bouma and David Jones.

2/2/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund (Illness) Out Monday

News: Mikael Backlund (illness) is not on the ice for Monday's pregame warmups and is not expected to play against the Jets, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund is currently dealing with an illness and this will be the first game that he's forced off the ice because of the ailment. His next opportunity play will come against the Sharks on Wednesday.

2/2/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames Backlund A Game-Time Decision With Illness

News: Mikael Backlund did not practice Monday morning and is a game-time decision against the Jets.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund's illness comes at an inopportune time, as the forward is coming off a hot month of January in which he collected five goals and five assists in 10 games. The ailment doesn't appear to be overly serious, as he's still a game-time decision, but owners should check for an update on his status prior to the opening faceoff.

1/31/2015

Mikael Backlund, C, CGY Flames' Backlund Has Two Helpers In Win

Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Has Two Helpers In Win

News: Mikael Backlund had two assists as Calgary defeated Edmonton 4-2 on Saturday.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund ends January as hot as he started it. He finishes the month with five goals and five assists in 10 games and may now be hitting his stride that could take him through the rest of the season.

1/22/2015

Mikael Backlund, C, CGY Flames' Backlund Scores Sixth Goal

Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Scores Sixth Goal

News: Mikael Backlund lit the lamp Wednesday for the sixth time this season, but Calgary lost 6-3 to Anaheim.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund is having a ridiculous January, with five goals and three assists in seven games. Keep rolling him while he's hot.

1/18/2015

Mikael Backlund, C, CGY Flames' Backlund Riding Five-Game Streak

Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Riding Five-Game Streak

News: Mikael Backlund snapped his four-game goal streak but added an assist in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Sharks on Saturday.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund has been a new player since returning from an abdominal injury, with seven points in five games. While he never has been a scoring dynamo, he is currently worth playing as he is red-hot.

1/16/2015

Mikael Backlund, C, CGY Flames' Backlund Extends Goal Streak

Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Extends Goal Streak

News: Mikael Backlund pushed his goal streak to four games with a second-period tally in Thursday's win over the Coyotes.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund produced only one goal in his 11 games prior to missing over two months with an abdominal tear, but has ignited the Flames since returning from injured reserve Jan. 7. The center is worth a look in most formats while he continues to sizzle.

1/11/2015

Mikael Backlund, C, CGY Flames' Backlund Scores Game-Winner

Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Scores Game-Winner

News: Mikael Backlund scored the game-winning goal on the first shot of the game Saturday against Vancouver.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund has now scored in three straight games since returning from an abdominal injury, recording five points and 11 shots on goal in that span. Currently centering the second line and playing on the first power-play unit, Backlund is a great sleeper pick for the second half of the season. The 25-year-old, who notched 18 goals and 39 points last season, will need to show some more consistency before we can recommend him in most formats. His inconsistency has been a big reason why fantasy owners have refrained from adding him in past years.

1/10/2015

Mikael Backlund, C, CGY Flames' Backlund Hot Since Injury Return

Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Hot Since Injury Return

News: Mikael Backlund supplied a goal and assist in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: That's back-to-back two-point efforts for Mikael Backlund in his first two games back from a lengthy absence following abdominal surgery. He's fired off seven shots during that span while seeing ample time on the Flames' top power-play unit, which might be significant enough to warrant a waiver-wire pickup.

1/8/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Returns With A Bang

News: Mikael Backlund (abdominal surgery) returned to the lineup with a bang Wednesday, potting a shorthanded goal, adding an assist and firing four shots on goal in a 3-2 loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: What a return for the 25-year-old Swede, who was playing in just his 12th game of the year after a lengthy stint on injured reserve. Through those 12 games, Mikael Backlund has collected two goals, four assists, a plus-1 rating, four PIM and 22 SOG.

1/7/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Confirmed To Play Wednesday

News: Coach Bob Hartley confirmed that Mikael Backlund (abdominal surgery) would be activated from IR and play Wednesday against the Red Wings, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Analysis: After Mikael Backlund logged a full practice in the morning, Hartley and the team's medical staff gave the forward the green light to return to action for the first time since Oct. 28. He's expected to center the Flames' third line, with Mason Raymond and Paul Byron flanking him on the wings.

1/6/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Could Return Wednesday

News: Mikael Backlund (abdomen) could return to action Wednesday against the Red Wings, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 reports.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund skated on the third line at Tuesday's practice and looked "pretty good," according to head coach Bob Hartley, so he's on the verge of playing for the first time since Oct. 28. Expect his status to be updated sometime prior to Wednesday's game.

1/2/2015

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Getting Close To Return

News: Coach Bob Hartley said Friday that Mikael Backlund (abdomen) is "very close" to returning to the lineup, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund's activation from IR isn't expected to occur over the weekend, but if he can get in a few practices with the team over the next couple of days, his return could come at some point next week. The forward has been out for the last two months after undergoing abdominal surgery.

12/31/2014

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Mikael Backlund

Return Not Forthcoming For Flames' Backlund

News: Mikael Backlund (abdomen) remains without a timetable for his return, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.
Analysis: Coach Bob Hartley acknowledged that while he doesn't believe Mikael Backlund is far off a return, he wouldn't speculate when the forward might be ready to go. Given how much ambiguity exists with this situation, it's probably best to avoid picking up Backlund on speculation until a clearer return date exists.

12/18/2014

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Skates On Own

News: Mikael Backlund (abdominal surgery) skated on his own prior to Thursday's practice, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund's recovery from surgery seems to be trending positively, but because he's missed over a month and a half, he might need to head out on a conditioning assignment in the minors. That won't happen until he resumes practicing with the team, though there's no telling when that might occur.

11/26/2014

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Now Week-To-Week

News: Mikael Backlund had an abdominal procedure Wednesday and is now considered week-to-week, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Analysis: It seemed like Mikael Backlund was getting closer to a return, but he can't seem to shake this abdominal injury. He may not be returning for months instead of weeks now, so if you were stashing him, now is the time to cut him loose.

11/19/2014

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Back On The Ice

News: Mikael Backlund (abdomen) is skating on his own but still has some conditioning to do before returning to the lineup, according to the Calgary Herald.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund is hoping to finally kick this abdominal injury that has been plaguing him for months, and the Flames are going to give him as much time as he needs to avoid setbacks. Consider him week-to-week until he starts practicing with the team again.

10/30/2014

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Mikael Backlund

Flames Place Backlund On IR

News: Mikael Backlund was placed on injured reserve Thursday and is considered week-to-week with an abdominal issue, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund has been bothered by the abdominal issue since training camp, but the team decided it was best for him to take some time off to recover from the injury. Backlund had played productively in spite of the ailment, contributing one goal and four assists in the Flames' 11 games. He'll be replaced on the 23-man roster by Michael Ferland.

10/30/2014

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Mikael Backlund

Flames Place Backlund On IR

News: Mikael Backlund was placed on injured reserve Thursday and is considered week-to-week with an abdominal issue, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund has been bothered by the abdominal issue since training camp, but the team decided it was best for him to take some time off to recover from the injury. Backlund had played productively in spite of the ailment, contributing one goal and four assists in the Flames' 11 games. He'll be replaced on the 23-man roster by Michael Ferland.

10/20/2014

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Mikael Backlund

Flames' Backlund Dishes Assist

News: Mikael Backlund notched an assist Sunday in a 4-1 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Mikael Backlund now has three points in three games and looks much more comfortable after missing the preseason. After a career year in 2013-14, perhaps Backlund is finally putting it all together. Fifty points is not out of the question if Backlund can avoid injury, but health and consistency have always been issues for him.