FEB 28, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32) makes a save in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-US PRESSWIRE
Minnesota Wild goalie Nicklas Backstrom will miss 2-4 weeks with a strained groin.
Backstrom had to be helped off the ice just minutes into the first period after he kicked out his right leg to make a safe. Via the official Twitter account of the Minnesota Wild:
The Wild lost the game on Thursday, 5-4, in a shootout, after Backstrom was replaced by backup goalie, Josh Harding. Minnesota faces another tought test Friday night at 6:30 p.m. CST when they face off against the Central Division-leading Red Wings in Detroit.