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Nicklas Backstrom wears 'contact' red at practice

The Washington Capitals had to made their season debut without Nicklas Backstrom, their star forward who led the league in assists last season.Backstrom has been recovering from offseason arthroscopic hip surgery.His timetable on a return varied throughout the offseason. At first, he would miss a month. Then, it was ten or so games. Most recently, it was four or five games.Backstrom...
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Washington Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom could miss 4-5 games

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is expected to miss a handful of games at the start of the NHL season as he works his way back from hip surgery. Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said Tuesday that the team originally thought Backstrom could miss anywhere from zero to 10 games, but ''now it seems to be four or five games.'' Says MacLellan:...
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Nicklas Backstrom may return sooner than expected

Just a few weeks ago, Nicklas Backstrom was expected to miss around 10 games at the start of the season. Now, the Capitals brass are anticipating a much sooner appearance.“Originally, it was zero to 10 games,” General Manager Brian MacLellan told the Washington Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan. “Now, it seems to be four or five games. There’s still uncertainty there, but it looks...
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Andre Burakovsky can step up for the injured Nicklas Backstrom

At the start of the year, the Washington Capitals will be without Nicklas Backstrom, the team's top center.It remains uncertain how long Backstrom will be out for, but all indications show that Backstrom will miss at least a few games at the start of the year.Evgeny Kuznetsov is expected to step in and be the top center in Backstrom's absence. Kuznetsov, the Capitals' second-line...
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Nicklas Backstrom could miss the start of next season after hip surgery

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...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom

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. Amazing save. The post Video: Cam Talbot robs Nicklas Backstrom...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweden’s Nicklas Backstrom Receives Silver Medal From 2014 Winter Olympics (Photo)

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.— Malin (@MalinElis) August 28, 2014 In a story...
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom will finally receive his silver medal after controversial positive drug test

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...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nicklas Backstrom Chirped By His Own Grandmother Before Sweden’s Olympic Opener

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...
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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