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Josh Harding starts for Wild

Updated: May 1, 2013, 2:25 AM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom left the ice during pregame warmups and was replaced by Josh Harding as the team's starter prior to Game 1 of their first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.

After the game, a 2-1 Blackhawks overtime win, Minnesota coach Mike Yeo said he wasn't sure when Backstrom might return.

"Don't have much of an update for you [on Backstrom's status]," Yeo said. "Lower body. Pretty much [was] getting ready to pull ...

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