Report: Wild's Backstrom willing to be traded for chance to play
So says his agent, as reported by Damien Cox of Sportsnet.
(Backstrom's) agent, Jay Grossman, confirmed that Backstrom is healthy and wants to play, and will consider options if the Wild want to move him.
At a reasonable $3.4 million this season in the final year of his contract, Backstrom may be a viable option for some team.
The 37-year-old has appeared in only 40 games over the past two seasons, and went 5-7-3 with a save percentage of .887 in 19 appearances in 2014-15.