Backstrom (hand) will be a game-time decision for Game 4.
Backstrom (hand) remains day-to-day and is expected to miss Game 3 vs. the Lightning.
Backstrom (hand) will be a game-time decision for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
Backstrom (hand) is day-to-day and is questionable for Game 1.
Backstrom is not on the ice for warmups; will not play in Game 6 due a right hand injury.
Backstrom (upper-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 6.
Backstrom (illness) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play Tuesday.
Backstrom (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Backstrom missed the Capitals morning skate and is questionable for tonight's game with an illness. Monitor Backstrom's status when the Capitals hit the ice for warmups at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Backstrom (illness) is expected to play tonight in Edmonton.
Backstrom (illness) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.
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
Backstrom (upper-body) will not play on Tuesday.
Backstrom will miss his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury. Backstrom remains day-to-day and doesn’t appear to be in any danger of missing playoff time with this injury. With Backstrom out, Marcus Johansson is expected to remain on the top-line.
Source: Zac Boyer 04/5/16, 9:51 am EST
Backstrom (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup on Friday.
Backstrom (upper-body) will play on Thursday after leaving Wednesday's game early.
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.
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.
Backstrom (hip) has been cleared for contact; not expected to play on Thursday.
Backstrom, who returned to practice on Monday, has been cleared for full contact which is a great sign that the Capitals’ centre is nearing a return to the lineup. Backstrom is not expected to play tomorrow, but he could be back on Saturday vs. the Hurricanes. Monitor his status heading into the weekend.
Backstrom (hip) returned to practice on Monday; still not cleared for full contact.
Backstrom took part in some battle drills this morning, but hasn’t officially been cleared for contact. He is expect to meet with his surgeon this week and that will determine how much longer he will be out. Expect an update later in the week.
Backstrom (hip) is expected to miss at least the first four games of the regular season.
The Capitals had previously said that Backstrom was expected to play at some point during the first 10 games of the season, but Barry Trotz said today that Backstorm will miss at least the first four games. This early in the season, the Capitals will not rush their star centre back into action and risk getting him more injured.
Backstrom (hip) is expected to play during the first 10 games of the season.
Backstrom continues to rehab his hip after undergoing offseason surgery. He has not been cleared for practice, but he is expected to make his season debut before the end of October.