|3/6/2013 9:33:00 AM||Description: Flames center Mikael Backlund, who suffered a sprained knee in mid-February, is back skating, though with a non-contact jersey.||Insight: Backlund had produced three goals, one assist and 19 shots in eight games this season. In his first four seasons, he's not been a viable fantasy option and we recommend waiting to see if he's productive when he returns.|
|2/9/2013 10:52:00 AM||Description: Flames center Mikael Backlund suffered a sprained knee Thursday against the Blue Jackets and is now out for at least the next month.||Insight: Calgary placed the 23-year-old on injured reserve Friday to free up a roster spot. Backlund, who scored a goal in Thursday's 4-3 win at Columbus, has produced three goals and one assist in eight games this season.|
|10/4/2011 3:06:00 PM||Description: Mikael Backlund will miss up to six weeks with a broken finger.
TSN||Insight: Backlund has the ability to be the Flames' first-line center, making him a possible sleeper pick. However, fantasy owners will need to go in another direction for at least the first month.|
|10/22/2010||Description: Mikael Backlund scored two goals with a +2 in the Flames' 4-3 loss to Detroit on Thursday.
Yahoo Sports||Insight: Curtis Glencross assisted on both of Backlund's goals, which were both within three minutes of each other in the first period. Backlund's two goals were his first two points of the season. Expect him to be eased into the mix this season, so don't expect major contributions right away from the former first-round pick.|