Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Confirmed scratch Saturday

As expected, Backstrom (rest) won't play Saturday against the Islanders, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

Backstrom will get a break ahead of the Stanley Cup quarterfinals against the Hurricanes. The elite playmaker finishes the regular season with 22 goals and 52 assists -- including 25 power-play points -- over 80 games.

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