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Backstrom has sports hernia surgery

  • Blog Post by: Chris Miller
  • May 16, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Niklas Backstrom, who missed the playoffs for the Wild because of a sports hernia, had surgery to repair the hernia today. The Wild said he would be fully recovered for next season.

Here is the team's release:

Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher announced that goaltender Niklas Backstrom underwent successful sports hernia surgery today by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia, Pa. Backstrom is expected to be fully recovered for the start of the 2013-14 season.

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