Flames activate Mikael Backlund

Updated: March 9, 2013, 4:30 PM ET
Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta -- The Calgary Flames activated center Mikael Backlund from injured reserve on Saturday and sent left wing Sven Baertschi to Abbotsford of the American Hockey League to make room on the roster.

Backlund was out more than four weeks with a Grade 2 medial collateral ligament sprain suffered Feb. 7 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The 23-year-old has three goals, an assist and a minus-1 rating in eight games with the Flames.

Baertschi started the season with Abbotsford, ...

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