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Nicklas Backstrom Practices with Top Power Play Unit at Thursday’s Morning Skate

As the Washington Capitals prepared for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, one big storyline both reporters and fans kept their eyes on was Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom has missed the last four games with a right hand, upper-body injury … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Participates in Capitals Optional Practice Wednesday, “When Nicky is Ready To Go, He’s Ready To Go”- Trotz

Nicklas Backstrom has missed the last four games due to an upper-body right hand injury but has continued to make progress for a potential return. With the Washington Capitals dropping Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals series with the … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Continues to Take Steps Forward

For the second morning skate in a row, Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom participated in the session. Backstrom has been out since the end of Game 5 of the second round series agains the Penguins as he continues recovery from … Continue reading

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With the Capitals up 2-0, Barry Trotz Doesn’t Feel the Need to Rush Nicklas Backstrom into the Lineup

On the morning after the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Capitals coach Barry Trotz spoke to reporters at the team hotel before they board a plane back to DC. 

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Nicklas Backstrom Skates with his Teammates at Sunday’s Morning Skate

When the Washington Capitals took the ice for morning skate Sunday at Amalie Arena prior to Game 2, an important component of their lineup was back on the ice. Nicklas Backstrom has missed the last two playoff games due to … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky and Nicklas Backstrom Both Game-Time Decisions for Game 1

When the Washington Capitals began their line rushes at morning skate, Nicklas Backstrom was once-again marked absent while Andre Burakovsky was present. 

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Nicklas Backstrom Skates Thursday Morning for First Time Since Game 5 Injury

For the first time since injuring his right hand in Game 5 of the Washington Capitals second round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Nicklas Backstrom was out skating before the Capitals’ optional practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Thursday morning … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Didn’t Practice Wednesday, Still Day-to-Day

When the Washington Capitals took the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex for their first practice in preparation for the third round, there was one notable player absent: Nicklas Backstrom. Backstrom left in the third period in Game 5 of the … Continue reading

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Andre Burakovsky Continues to Make Progress (Video), from Week-to-Week to Day-to-Day

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals held their first practice of the third round on Wednesday morning. One of the biggest storylines of the day was Andre Burakovsky and how close he is to returning to action since injuring his upper-body … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom will be a Game-Time Decision for Game 6

When the Washington Capitals took the ice Monday morning for their morning skate at PPG Paints Arena, Nicklas Backstrom wasn’t there. Instead Lars Eller moved up to the second line while Travis Boyd centered the third line. Capitals coach Barry … Continue reading

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