Nicklas Backstrom Joins Team Sweden In Cologne, Germany

Photos: Jimmy Wixtrom/Sportbladet

Capitals’ centerman Nicklas Backstrom arrived in Germany Sunday morning. He is set to join Team Sweden for the World Championship.

As reported by SportBaldet, Backstrom landed in Dusseldorf on Sunday morning and then immediately departed for Cologne, one of the two sites (Paris, France) for this year’s IIHF World Championships.

Backstrom joined Team Sweden for morning skate, prior to their contest against Denmark on Sunday night. Backstrom will play Sunday evening. He will center a line with William Nylander (Toronto Maple Leafs) and Oscar Lindberg (New York Rangers). The game will air on the NHL Network at 2pm EST.

Initially there was an issue with Backstrom’s insurance for playing in the tournament, but that was quickly resolved by Team Sweden.

Photos: Jimmy Wixtrom/Sportbladet:

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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