Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will not return for the remainder of Game 1 of the Capitals’ first-round series against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Backstrom took a hard hit from Islanders captain Anders Lee early in the first period.
He was not on the bench for the start of the second period. Backstrom took a hard hit from Lee early in the first period, which resulted in a scrum between Lee and Capitals defenseman John Carlson and later forward Tom Wilson.
Here’s why they dropped the gloves … pic.twitter.com/CqaHE2D51P
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The Capitals announced late in the second period that Backstrom would not return.
#Caps Nicklas Backstrom will not return to today’s game. #CapsIsles
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) August 12, 2020
By Della Young