Thread: Injury Report: Niklas Backstrom
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10-10-2013, 05:58 PM
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Originally Posted by gopherman23 View Post
Well, we still have a compliance buyout, so depending on how backstrom does this season, he may be a candidate for that. The problem is, who could we get to replace him? Lundqvist has a slight chance of hitting the market, but he is a long shot. I'm not sure what other goalies will be available.

I thought Harding looked pretty good this pre-season and replacing backstrom. Yeo had to ride backstrom hard last year out of necessity, but there is no reason to do it this year. Harding needs to play more IMO. He should have started at Nashville. It'll be interesting to see how our goalie situation plays out the rest of the year.
I don't know the new CBA well but I highly doubt you can buyout a contract signed after the new CBA agreement. Most likely only contracts signed during the last CBA.

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