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Backstrom (upper-body) will return to the Capitals lineup on Thursday.

Backstrom has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, but will return tonight vs. the Penguins. Backstrom has had a strong season, picking up 20 goals and 47 assists (67 points) in 73 games. He has been a point per game player in four games against Pittsburgh—picking up one goal and three assists.

Source: @washcaps 04/7/16, 7:20 am EST

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Backstrom (upper-body) left Wednesday’s game and did not return; questionable for Thursday.

Backstrom left after playing just 14:35 (averages 19:16) and did not return to the Capitals’ bench after leaving. Because the Capitals have a back-to-back, Backstrom’s status for Thursday’s game is up in the air. They won’t have a morning skate, so expect an update closer to puck-drop.

Source: Chuck Gormley 12/31/15, 5:00 am EST

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Backstrom (hip) will make his season debut on Saturday vs. the Hurricanes.

Backstrom missed the first three games of the season while rehabbing his surgically repaired hip. He has been practicing for over a week and is ready to return to the lineup tonight vs. the Hurricanes. Backstrom is coming off of a season in which he recorded 18 goals and 60 assists (78 points) in 82 games.

Source: Chuck Gormley 10/17/15, 7:24 am EST

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