Tue Jan 03 10:27pm EST
Two weeks ago, Rene Bourque of the Calgary Flames was suspended two games for a questionable hit on Brent Seatbook of the Chicago Blackhawks; a Shanaban on a check that had a significant amount of gray area.
Bourque was given a two-minute minor for elbowing. Backstrom had one more shift on the power play after the hit, and then was being evaluated by medical staff after the game.
The Flames forward has played with an edge for years. You can argue whether or not he crossed it with Seabrook, but he's now "in the system" for the Dept. of Player Safety. Hard to imagine, if Backstrom's injured, they're not acting on this.