After undergoing hip surgery late last month, it was thought that Caps center Nicklas Backstrom would be ready for the start of the season. But according to a report coming out of Sweden, Capitals fans should probably hold off on that. Backstrom gave an interview to Gefle Dagblad in Sweden, and with the help of Google Translate, here’s the part where Nicklas talks about his surgery...
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season.
The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is ''confident'' he will be ''completely healthy'' before the start of the 2015-16 regular season.
Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists and was sixth...
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May 28, 2015
There’s a lot of love for Braden Holtby in the Washington Capitals dressing room. Nicklas Backstrom commented on Holbty following the goaltender’s huge 36-save OT win over the Islanders on Tuesday and it’s clear Backstrom holds Holtby in high regard. So much so that it led to a comical statement that Backstrom quickly corrected.
Nicklas Backstrom on Braden Holtby: "It’s...
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Nicklas Backstrom is now the greatest passer in Washington Capitals history. Backstrom became the franchise’s all-time leader in assists after picking up his 419th career assist, feeding defenseman John Carlson for a goal in the first period.
Backstrom broke a three-way tie for the lead with Michal Pivonka and teammate Alex Ovechkin.
With time winding down on the Capitals’ 5-on-3 advantage, Nicklas Backstrom patiently waited for the puck to the side of the Rangers’ net. The Capitals strung together some passes and found an open Backstrom who was facing an empty net due to Cam Talbot being caught out of position.
You can guess what happens from here.
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Nicklas Backstrom received his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympic ice hockey tournament in the most anti-climactic way Thursday.
At a ceremony in Sweden, the 26-year-old was given his medal six months after the Sochi Games concluded.
Nicklas Bäckström has finally received his silver medal from Sochi. http://t.co/H2Dx964TI4— Malin (@MalinElis) August 28, 2014
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Nicklas Backstrom is finally going to be awarded what he deserves. A report from CSN Washington indicates that Backstrom will receive his silver medal from the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi on August 28th prior to a Swedish Hockey League game.
You may recall that Backstrom was banned from Sweden’s gold medal game against Canada after failing a drug test. The ruling was an extremely...
Sweden center Nicklas Backstrom failed a doping test at the Sochi Games, testing positive for a substance found in an allergy medication, a spokesman for the country's Olympic Committee said Sunday.
Backstrom, who plays for the Washington Capitals in the NHL, was scratched before Sweden's 3-0 loss to Canada in the gold medal game - the last event of the Sochi Olympics.
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February 23, 2014
Nicklas Backstrom’s grandmother might need to work on her pep talks.
The 26-year-old Washington Capitals forward is just a day away from making his debut in Sochi with Team Sweden, but he probably shouldn’t turn to Nana for any encouraging words before he takes the ice. According to a Google translation of a Swedish story, Backstrom’s 84-year-old grandma, Britt, didn’t pull...