Backstrom (illness) out vs. Philly


Niklas Backstrom, who was supposed to get the start against Philadelphia tonight, is a late scratch due to an illness the Minnesota Wild announced.

The club recalled John Curry from the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild on an emergency basis Tuesday.

Darcy Kuemper will get the start versus the Flyers. Kuemper, who is 11-9-0 this season with a 2.56 G.A.A. and a .903 save percentage, has been pulled from his last five home starts.