Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom: Likely out Tuesday

Backstrom (upper body) is not likely to play Tuesday against the Sharks, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

Backstrom has practiced fully in recent days, but the Capitals are going to give him a little more time to get right before returning, which could be as early as Wednesday against the Kings. Lars Eller will continue to man the second-line center spot between Jakub Vrana and T.J. Oshie in the interim.

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