Backstrom moving on?

It would've been nice for the Minnesota Wild to have their No. 1 goalie healthy for their first-round playoff date against the Chicago Blackhawks, but things don't always go as we plan them. For Niklas Backstrom, the sports hernia injury that robbed him of postseason work may have also ended his tenure with the Wild, as he'll hit unrestricted free agency this offseason unless he's re-signed before July 1.