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February 14, 2012 | 10:09am ET
Backlund out 4-6 weeks
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Calgary Flames will be without forward Mikael Backlund for four-to-six weeks due to an upper-body injury, the team first announced via its Twitter account.

The 22-year-old centre suffered the injury in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks in a tussle with defenseman Andrew Alberts. Backlund was reportedly seen with his left arm in a sling following the game.

Backlund, who also missed the first 14 games of the season with a broken finger, has tallied four goals and seven assists for 11 points in 41 games this season.

Meanwhile, forward Mike Cammalleri, who has played his entire career on the wing, has been shifted to the middle, his natural position, because of the run of injuries to the team's regular centre corps.

The 29-year-old is scheduled to play with forwards Blake Comeau and Tom Kostopoulos, allowing the Flames to keep their top-unit of Jarome Iginla, Alex Tanguay and Olli Jokinen intact as they attempt to close in on the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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