Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flyers recall G Backlund

The Flyers have recalled goaltender Johan Backlund from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, and have loaned goaltender Jeremy Duchesne to the Phantoms.

Backlund will be available to play in Thursday's Flyers-Wild game at the Wachovia Center.

Backlund, 28, has a 21-17-2 record, with a 2.79 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and two shutouts in 41 appearances with Adirondack this season. This is his fourth recall with the Flyers this season. In
addition to his time with the Phantoms, he dressed, but did not play in eight games for the Flyers and also appeared in two contests with the Flyers during the preseason, stopping 14 of 16 shots in 29:27 of play in
their game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario on Sept. 17, and 11 of 14 shots in 33:38 of play vs. the Minnesota Wild on Sept. 29.

A native of Skelleftea, Sweden, Backlund signed a one-year contract with the Flyers on March 26, 2009.

Duchesne, 23, dressed, but did not see action in the last four Flyers contests.

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