Wild’s Backstrom leaves game

Updated: October 8, 2013

Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) – Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas
Backstrom left Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators with an
apparent right leg injury.

Backstrom was forced from the game with 8:46 remaining in the first period,
when his leg was wrapped around the post in a goalmouth collision between
teammate and defenseman Keith Ballard and Nashville’s Eric Nystrom.

Josh Harding took over in net for the Wild, and allowed Nystrom’s penalty-shot
goal to put the visitors down 3-1.

Backstrom departed having allowed two goals on only five shots.