Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, who was ruled out for their game against the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night, skated in a no-contact jersey with his teammates in the team’s morning skate prior to the game. The 32-year old will miss his third straight game with a lower-body injury.
Nicklas Backstrom is on the ice for the morning skate in a non-contact Jersey. More progress. #Caps pic.twitter.com/4Zz0SCiQMh
— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) November 27, 2019
Head coach Todd Reirden told the media earlier this week that the goal for Backstrom was to return later in the week.
Braden Holtby will get the start in goal against the Panthers.
Center Nic Dowd will return after missing the last five games with a hand injury.
Carl Hagelin is on track to return as expected after his LTIR stint. He will be eligible to be back for the team’s game on Dec. 3 at San Jose.
My heart is exploding 😭 @CarlHagelin #ALLCAPS @Capitals pic.twitter.com/BHuHz8ZcB5
— daniella (@imnotdaniella) November 27, 2019
The Capitals’ annual canine calendar is now on sale and you can get yours at the gift shop tonight, or order online here.
Capitals’ Lines vs. Panthers
Caps expected lines vs Florida:
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) November 27, 2019
CAPS TODAY: Dmitry Orlov leads Capitals defensemen this season with a a 53.18 shot attempt percentage at five-on-five (451 shot attempts for, 397 against) and is expected to play in his 372nd consecutive game tonight. More info on Orlov and the Caps at https://t.co/HecIC0ECg1 pic.twitter.com/OuiSKYEPMR
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) November 27, 2019
By Harrison Brown