ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom strained his groin during the first period of Friday’s 4-2 win against the New Jersey Devils and will not be in uniform Sunday night against the Anaheim Ducks.
The Wild recalled Matt Hackett from Houston to back up Josh Harding.
Backstrom did travel, however, and is day-to-day.
“I don’t think it’s too serious. [He’ll miss] a few days,” coach Mike Yeo said.
Cal Clutterbuck, who missed Friday’s game with a leg injury, will decide during Sunday’s morning skate if he can play against the Ducks, while defenseman Justin Falk was placed on injured reserve and did not make the trip due to an “upper body” injury.
Defenseman Nate Prosser was recalled and center David McIntyre was reassigned.