Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom played most of the season with a sore right shoulder, he revealed Monday. Backstrom, who finished with a 22-23-5 record, a 2.66 goals-against record and a .916 save percentage, said he met with doctors Monday and they believe no surgery will be necessary. He said rehabbing the injury should be enough to get him ready for training camp in September. He said he originally hurt the shoulder in October, then aggravated it later. The shoulder problem was unrelated to the hip problem that sidelined Backstrom for four games in January.
Niklas Backstrom says he played most of the season with shoulder injury
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Apr 12