Flames’ Backlund heads to IR

Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – The Calgary Flames announced Thursday
that forward Mikael Backlund was placed on injured reserve.

The 25-year-old left-handed Swede posted a goal and three assists in 11 games
this season.

To fill the roster spot, the Flames recalled forward Michael Ferland from
Adirondack of the American Hockey League. Ferland leads the club with nine
points (4G, 5A) in nine games.