Found February 27, 2012 on Miami Herald:
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The Capitals have placed center Nicklas Backstrom on long-term injured reserve.
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The Washington Capitals have placed center Nicklas Backstrom on the long-term injured list, starting what could be a busy day at the NHL trade deadline. Backstrom has been out with a concussion since Jan. 3, when he elbowed by Rene Bourque in a game against Calgary. Monday's move is retroactive to Jan. 4 and would give the Capitals about $7.6 million in salary cap space if...

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The Washington Capitals placed center Nicklas Backstrom on long-term injured reserve on Monday. The move will allow Washington to add additional cap space for Monday's NHL trade deadline day. The fourth overall pick of the 2006 draft, Backstrom has been sidelined since Jan. 3 following a hit to the head of then-Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque. Backstrom, 24, has 13 goals...

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Backstrom to Caps long-term injured list (AP)

The Washington Capitals have placed center Nicklas Backstrom on the long-term injured list, starting what could be a busy day at the NHL trade deadline. Backstrom has been out with a concussion since Jan. 3, when he elbowed by Rene Bourque in a game against Calgary. Monday's move is retroactive to Jan.

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