Backstrom (concussion) will return to the Capitals lineup for Game 5.
Source: @Capitals 08/20/20, 7:32 pm EST
Backstrom (concussion) will be a game-time decision in Game 5.
Source: JJ Regan 08/20/20, 12:04 pm EST
Backstrom (concussion) is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Game 4.
Backstrom (concussion) is not on the ice for warmups; will miss Game 3 vs. the Islanders.
Backstrom is in concussion protocol and will not play in Game 2 on Friday.
Source: JJ Regan 08/13/20, 2:48 pm EST
Backstrom is on the ice for warmups and is expected to play vs. Boston.
Backstrom (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Source: JJ Regan 08/9/20, 10:06 am EST
The Capitals have signed Nicklas Backstrom to a five-year extension worth $46.0 million ($9.2M AAV).
Backstrom is in the final year of the 10-year deal that carried a $6.7M AAV cap-hit and gets an extension that carries him through the 2025 season. He is now the 22nd highest-paid player in the NHL heading into 2021. He has nine goals and 26 assists (35 points) in 39 games, putting him on-pace for 17 goals and 49 assists (66 points).
Source: JJ Regan 01/14/20, 11:29 am EST
Backstrom (upper-body) will return to the Capitals lineup on Monday.
Backstrom missed the last eight games with an upper-body injury but will be back in the lineup on Monday night. Backstrom skated on a line with Alex Ovechkin in Sunday's practice so look for him to skate there vs. the Blue Jackets.
Source: JJ Regan 12/8/19, 5:42 pm EST
Backstrom (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Backstrom has resumed skating with the team but will miss his sixth consecutive game with an upper-body injury. Washington is in Los Angeles tomorrow, so this should leave him questionable for the second half of the back-to-back.
Source: Rob Carlin 12/3/19, 3:22 pm EST
Backstrom (upper-body) will miss a third consecutive game on Wednesday.
The Capitals are off until Wednesday but head coach Todd Reirden has already ruled Backstrom out. Lars Eller has played well over 20 minutes per game in two games without Backstrom.
Source: Ben Raby 11/25/19, 2:16 pm EST
Backstrom (upper-body) will not play on Saturday.
Backstrom remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury, so Lars Eller will remain the second-line centre for at least one more game. After Saturday the Capitals are off until Wednesday, so Backstrom has a few days to get back to 100 percent before they face the Panthers.
Source: JJ Regan 11/22/19, 12:30 pm EST
Backstrom is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Backstrom will not be in the lineup when the Capitals take on the Rangers on Wednesday night. This is the first we've heard about an upper-body injury for Backstrom, but Washington is labelling him as day-to-day for now. Lars Eller will likely move up to the second line and Michael Sgarbossa will draw into the lineup to replace Backstrom.
Source: JJ Regan 11/20/19, 10:29 am EST
Backstrom is expected to be scratched on Saturday.
Backstrom (illness) expects to be back in the Capitals lineup on Thursday.
Backstrom missed Tuesday’s game due to an illness but skated in Wednesday’s optional practice and said he’s feeling better and thinks he’ll play on Thursday.
Backstrom (illness) is not on the ice for warmups; will not play Tuesday vs. the Flyers.
Backstrom (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Backstrom will not skate this morning and is considered a game-time decision due to illness. Nic Dowd would likely draw into the Capitals lineup to replace Backstrom if he can’t go.