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"I'd be anxious to see him play in the NHL. He's done everything we've asked in the American League...

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"I'd be anxious to see him play in the NHL. He's done everything we've asked in the American League and he's won games single-handedly down there. It's not like he hasn't played in elite leagues before. He's played in the Swedish Elite League for a number of years.

-- Paul Holmgren, via the Flyers, talking about Johan Backlund Seemingly right on cue, SanFillippo reports Backlund will start Saturday vs PIT.