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Washington Capitals

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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

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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

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