Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Will Not Return for Game 1 Vs. Islanders After Hit From Anders Lee

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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.

The Capitals announced late in the second period that Backstrom would not return.

By Della Young

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Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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3 Responses to Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom Will Not Return for Game 1 Vs. Islanders After Hit From Anders Lee

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    That pisses me off. Period.

  2. Anonymous says:

    That has to be some form of reprimand

  3. Scottlew73 says:

    How would Don Cherry say”don’t admire your pass ,someone’s going to make you pay!”,rookie move from veteran player!Its playoff’s pay attenion!!! Most NHL’s would butt-end thier Grandma to win the Cup,Caps players should remember that!!

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