The Flyers announced Tuesday that they have recalled goaltender Johan Backlund on emergency conditions from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, according to club general manager Paul Holmgren.
Backlund will join the team in Tampa and will be available to play in Wednesday's Flyers-Lightning game at St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.
Backlund, 28, has a 7-8-0 record with a 2.82 goals-against average, .905 save percentage and two shutouts in 16 appearances with Adirondack this season. He was loaned to the Phantoms on Dec. 16, after being recalled by the Flyers on Dec. 8. He dressed, but did not play in five games with the Flyers during that period.
Backlund has appeared in two contests with the Flyers during the preseason, stopping 14 of 16 shots in 29:27 of play in their game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario on Sept. 17, and 11 of 14 shots in 33:38 of play vs. the Minnesota Wild on Sept. 29.