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Backlund (abdominal surgery) skated on his own prior to Thursday's practice, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports.
Backlund had an abdominal procedure Wednesday and is now considered week-to-week, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Backlund (abdomen) is skating on his own but still has some conditioning to do before returning to the lineup, according to the Calgary Herald.
Backlund was placed on injured reserve Thursday and is considered week-to-week with an abdominal issue, Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun reports.
Backlund is still struggling with an abdominal strain, but coach Bob Hartley is aiming for him to play in the season opener, Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald reports.
Backlund's abdominal strain is worse than originally thought, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports.