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Niklas Backstrom injures leg

Updated: October 8, 2013, 9:50 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom has hurt his right leg in the first period against the Nashville Predators, knocking him out of the game.

The Wild said after the first period Tuesday night that Backstrom will be evaluated Wednesday for a lower-body injury.

Backstrom was pushed back into the post at 11:14 of the first when Wild defenseman Keith Ballard tripped Predators forward Eric Nystrom on a breakaway. Nystrom crashed into Backstrom, knocking him ...

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