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Sunday’s Capitals Practice Notebook: Nicklas Backstrom To Return vs. Blue Jackets On Monday

Center Nicklas Backstrom will return to the lineup on Monday when the Washington Capitals host the Columbus Blue Jackets and skate on the top-line after missing the past eight games due to an upper-body injury. He also took his spot … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Will Miss 8th Straight Game, Capitals Look To Sweep The Left Coast: News From Morning Skate In Anaheim

The Capitals will be shooting for their first west coast sweep in franchise history tonight when they face the Ducks in Anaheim. The Capitals are 18-18-1-1 all-time against the Ducks. Puck drop is set for just after 10 PM. Here … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Confirms He’s Negotiating New Contract On His Own: “I Feel Like I Have A Good Enough Relationship With This Organization”

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom confirmed on Monday that he has parted ways with his agent and is negotiating a new contract by himself. The 32-year old is in the final year of a 10-year, $67 million contract, and extension … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom, Carl Hagelin Ready For Return; Chandler Stephenson Held Out From Practice

Photo: @Capitals The  Capitals enjoyed a day-off in Northern California on Sunday following their decisive 5-2 win over the Red Wings in Detroit on Saturday night. The Capitals next face the Sharks in San Jose on Tuesday night. The team held … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Out, Garnet Hathaway Returns, Braden Holtby In Goal: Capitals-Lightning Pregame News

With a 5:07 PM start to their traditional “Black Friday” game this evening, the Capitals did not hold a game day morning skate this morning. Capitals bench boss Todd Reirden met with the media at 2:45 PM this afternoon to … Continue reading

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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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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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Vancouver At Washington Preview: Canucks Battle the Capitals In An Early-Afternoon Tilt

Can the Washington Capitals rebound after an ugly outing in New York on Wednesday? Continue reading

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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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