Flames sign center Backlund to multiyear contract
JUN 20, 2:34p ET | AP
Rotowire: Sep 28 / 10:28a ET
News: Backlund (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Backlund's ailment was never believed to be too serious, but it's a positive sign that he was able to return to practice, especially considering he was forced to miss 30 games due to injury last season. Backlund is expected to return to a top-six role with the Flames in 2015-16.
Rotowire: Sep 25 / 3:58p ET
News: Backlund has missed the last few days of Flames practice with an undisclosed injury, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.
Impact: The severity of the injury isn't clear, but it's a bit concerning for Backlund's owners, as the 26-year-old center was forced to miss 30 games due to injury in 2014-15. The team should provide an update on his status in the coming days.