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Lightning at Capitals Pregame Notebook: Nicklas Backstrom Not Ready To Return

Center Nicklas Backstrom skated in a no-contact jersey once again on Thursday, which means that he will not be ready to return when the Washington Capitals host the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday evening.

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Capitals Pay Tribute To 2018 Stanley Cup Champion Brett Connolly

Photo: WHL Wednesday’s game against the Washington Capitals marked the homecoming for Florida Panthers forward Brett Connolly at Capital One Arena. After three seasons with the Capitals that sparked a career turnaround, the 27-year old signed a four-year contract with … Continue reading

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Panthers at Capitals Pregame Notebook: Nicklas Backstrom Skates In No-Contact Jersey

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 … Continue reading

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Flames Head Coach Bill Peters Being Investigated After Racial Allegations

Photo: SI Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters is being investigated by the team and league after word got out on Tuesday that he repeatedly used a racial epithet in front of former forward Akim Aliu while he was the … Continue reading

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Report: Capitals Pushing To Play NHL Global Series Game In Russia Next Season, Have Week To Settle It

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images According to Igor Eronko of Sports Express, the Washington Capitals are trying to get an NHL Global Series game appearance in Russia at some point in the 2020-21 season but have a week to settle it. … Continue reading

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Monday’s Capitals Practice Notebook: Nic Dowd Appears Ready To Return, Carl Hagelin Sheds No-Contact Jersey

Center Nic Dowd, who has missed the past five games due to a hand injury, skated on the Washington Capitals‘ fourth-line during practice on Monday and appears ready to return when the team hosts the Florida Panthers on Wednesday night … Continue reading

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Report: Nicklas Backstrom Has Begun Contract Extension Talks With Capitals By Himself

During the “Saturday Headlines” segment on Sportsnet’s Hockey Night in Canada broadcast on Saturday, NHL insider Elliotte Freidman said that Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has begun talks about a contract extension directly with GM Brian MacLellan.

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Friday’s Capitals Practice Notebook: Nicklas Backstrom Doesn’t Participate, Carl Hagelin Skates In No-Contact Jersey

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom missed the team’s practice on Friday after he did not play in the team’s 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday due to a lower-body injury. Head coach Todd Reirden told the media … Continue reading

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Maple Leafs Fire Head Coach Mike Babcock

Photo: SN The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on late Wednesday afternoon that they have fired head coach Mike Babcock. Sheldon Keefe was named their new head coach.

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Capitals Place Carl Hagelin On Long-Term IR, Nic Dowd On IR, Announce Nicklas Backstrom Will Miss Wednesday’s Game at Rangers With Upper-Body Injury

Photo: NHL via Getty Images The Washington Capitals announced on Wednesday morning that they have placed forward Carl Hagelin on long-term injured reserve and center Nic Dowd on injured reserve. Both have missed the past six and three games, respectively, … Continue reading

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