Mikael Backlund RUMORS & NEWS

  • Praise continues to pile up for hottest Flame, Mikael Backlund

    Calgary Herald "For not the first time this season, Bob Hartley singled out Mikael Backlund. And, for not the first time season, it was for good reasons. “Right now, he’s on a mission,” the Flames head coach was saying after the Calgary Flames 4-2 road loss Tuesday to the Nashville Predators. “He’s playing..." January 16

  • Mikael Backlund's hard work paying off

    Calgary Sun "Mikael Backlund’s Twitter timeline was filled with good news. Calgary Flames bench boss Bob Hartley had high praise for Backlund after Thursday’s overtime loss to the Red Wings in Detroit — “Presently, he’s probably our best forward,” Hartley told reporters — and it didn’t take long for..." December 21

  • Flames forward Mikael Backlund takes notice of trade rumours

    Calgary Sun "For the record, Mikael Backlund wants to stay. The Calgary Flames centre is suddenly the subject of trade speculation, with TSN’s Darren Dreger reporting Friday on Twitter that four or five teams have ‘kicked tires’ on Backlund and the Flames are ‘willing to move him.’ “I get Twitter, so I..." November 24

  • Flames forward Backlund misses practice

    Calgary Sun "Add centre Mikael Backlund to the Calgary Flames list of walking wounded. Backlund who blocked a Travis Zajac shot with his hand with eight seconds remaining in the Flames 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils athe Saddledome on Friday night was absent from Saturday’s practice. “Just minor..." October 13

  • Mikael Backlund sidelined four to six weeks with knee sprain

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames revealed some disturbing injury news Friday afternoon upon touching down on the West Coast. Centre Mikael Backlund, 23, is out with a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his knee suffered in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime victory over the Columbus Blue..." February 09

  • Mikael Backlund sidelined four to six weeks with knee sprain

    Calgary Herald "The Calgary Flames revealed some disturbing injury news Friday afternoon upon touching down on the West Coast. Centre Mikael Backlund, 23, is out with a Grade 2 sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his knee suffered in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime victory over the Columbus Blue..." February 08