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Name  Mikael Backlund
Born  3/17/1989
Height  6-0
Weight  198
Shoots  L
5/6/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Flames won, 4-3, over the Ducks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Johnny Gaudreau tied the game with 20 seconds to go and then Backlund won it in overtime. The two scores basically kept Calgary alive as the victory kept them from falling behind in the series, 3-0. That was Backlund's first goal of the postseason.
10/31/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund will be out due to an abdomen injury.
Insight: He entered training camp with the injury, but played 11 games with the discomfort. However, Backlund is now being considered week-to-week, after recording four points thus far.
10/15/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund scored the overtime winner against Chicago.
Insight: It was his first goal of the season, and while he had 18 a season ago, Backlund will continue to make his presence felt with penalty minutes, moving forward.
4/13/2014 3:23:00 PM
Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund (upper body) will miss the Flames' final game of the season Sunday against the Canucks.
Insight: Backlund hasn't played since April 3 and will finish with 18 goals, 21 assists and 178 SOG in 76 games.
4/7/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund missed Friday's game with a hand injury and is questionable for Monday at New Jersey.
Insight: Backlund has just one point in his last six games. The 25-year-old has totaled 18 goals and 21 assists in 76 games on 178 SOG.
Hot2/6/2014 6:00:00 PM
Description: Calgary's Mikael Backlund has been chosen to replace injured center Henrik Sedin on Team Sweden in the upcoming Sochi Olympics. SOURCE: Sportsnet
Insight: Backlund is getting hot at the right time. Over his last five games, he's knocked in five goals to go with three assists. The 24-year-old competed internationally in the World Championships back in 2011 but this will be the first time he's played in the Olympics.
Hot2/2/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Calgary center Mikael Backlund beat Minnesota goalie Darcy Keumper for two goals Saturday in a 4-3 Flames victory.
Insight: Backlund's first goal came with Calgary shorthanded while his second of the night won the game in overtime. Both were assisted by Mark Giordano. The 24-year-old has lit the lamp five times in his last four appearances. He also has three assists over that span.
3/6/2013 9:33:00 AM
Description: Flames center Mikael Backlund, who suffered a sprained knee in mid-February, is back skating, though with a non-contact jersey.
Insight: Backlund had produced three goals, one assist and 19 shots in eight games this season. In his first four seasons, he's not been a viable fantasy option and we recommend waiting to see if he's productive when he returns.
2/9/2013 10:52:00 AM
Description: Flames center Mikael Backlund suffered a sprained knee Thursday against the Blue Jackets and is now out for at least the next month.
Insight: Calgary placed the 23-year-old on injured reserve Friday to free up a roster spot. Backlund, who scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 win at Columbus, has produced three goals and one assist in eight games this season.
10/4/2011 3:06:00 PM
Description: Mikael Backlund will miss up to six weeks with a broken finger. TSN
Insight: Backlund has the ability to be the Flames' first-line center, making him a possible sleeper pick. However, fantasy owners will need to go in another direction for at least the first month.
Description: Mikael Backlund scored two goals with a +2 in the Flames' 4-3 loss to Detroit on Thursday. Yahoo Sports
Insight: Curtis Glencross assisted on both of Backlund's goals, which were both within three minutes of each other in the first period. Backlund's two goals were his first two points of the season. Expect him to be eased into the mix this season, so don't expect major contributions right away from the former first-round pick.