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Capitals Insider Archive: Nicklas Backstrom

Marcus Johansson steps up with Nicklas Backstrom sidelined

Over the past month or so, Marcus Johansson's increased comfort level with everything -- the Capitals, the NHL, North America -- has been readily apparent on the ice. Perhaps no role has showcased how far the rookie center has come than his time skating next to Alex Ovechkin over the...

By Katie Carrera  | March 12, 2011; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Mike Green taking his recovery slowly, no timetable for Nicklas Backstrom's return

Mike Green skated for the third consecutive day this morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex but the Capitals' defensemen emphasized that he's not taking any risks with his recovery from a concussion. Green was placed on long-term injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 25 when he was hit in the head by...

By Katie Carrera  | March 12, 2011; 1:27 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Injuries, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Marcus Johansson to center top line with Nicklas Backstrom out

With Nicklas Backstrom out for at least tonight's game against the Oilers, it presents an opportunity for Marcus Johansson to step into the top-line center role. Granted as everyone knows, Coach Bruce Boudreau can tinker with the lines at any point mid-game but for the start tonight it will likely...

By Katie Carrera  | March 9, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Nicklas Backstrom to miss game against Oilers with thumb injury

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom will miss tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers because of nagging problems with his fractured left thumb, an injury that was suffered Feb. 21 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Coach Bruce Boudreau said it will be a short-term absence, one to two games, and that Backstrom is...

By Katie Carrera  | March 9, 2011; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  Nicklas Backstrom  
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Capitals injury update after 2-1 shootout win over Lightning

It was quite the nail biter at the St. Pete Times Forum but thanks to a perfect performance from Braden Holtby in 45-plus minutes of action, the Capitals managed to capture a 2-1 shootout win over the Lightning. Washington increased its lead over Tampa Bay for the Southeast Division lead...

By Katie Carrera  | March 7, 2011; 11:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Michal Neuvirth, Nicklas Backstrom, Tampa Bay Lightning  
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Nicklas Backstrom continues to play through thumb injury

It's been more than a week since Nicklas Backstrom fractured his thumb after getting slashed against the Penguins, and while the center hasn't missed any games, he hasn't looked 100 percent himself, either. Asked after practice Wednesday about how the thumb has hindered him, the 23-year-old Swede didn't say much....

By Greg Schimmel  | March 2, 2011; 3:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (109)
Categories:  Injuries, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Alexander Semin skating with Ovechkin, Backstrom, Katie Carrera , February 10, 2011
Capitals frustrate Lightning's system in 5-2 win, Katie Carrera , February 4, 2011
Caps score early, shut Islanders down to win, 2-1, Katie Carrera , January 21, 2011
The Ovechkin and Backstrom the Caps know and expect, Katie Carrera , November 25, 2010
Ovechkin, Backstrom and Green on All-Star fan ballot, Katie Carrera , November 12, 2010
After some 'soul searching,' Caps get it together, Katie Carrera , October 31, 2010
Boudreau: Caps' top line is 'slightly missing', Katie Carrera , October 21, 2010
Caps 3, Predators 2 (OT), Katie Carrera , October 16, 2010
Boudreau shuffles lines in Tuesday practice, Katie Carrera , October 12, 2010
 
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