Flames F Mikael Backlund surprised by trade speculation

by Nov 24, 7:17 PM

Flames forward Mikael Backlund is surprised that his named is being mentioned in recent trade speculation. 

However, Backlund conceded that it's just part of being a pro athlete and admitted he's not off to the best of starts in Calgary.

In 22 games this season, Backlund has scored two goals and five assists, with a minus-six rating and 34 shots on goal.

The Flames will adopt Brian Burke's pre-Christmas trade policy, which means Backlund could be moved at some point prior to Dec. 9.