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Flames' Backlund out six weeks

The Calgary Flames announced that forward Mikael Backlund will miss six weeks with a broken finger.

The 22-year-old Swede suffered the injury during practice on Sunday, and Flames head coach Brent Sutter confirmed that surgery, performed on Tuesday, went well.

Backlund posted 10 goals and 25 points in 73 games last season, his second in the NHL.

Over 97 contests, the former first-round pick in 2007 has totaled 11 goals and 35 points.