Backstrom (lower body) had one shot on goal and one hit in Tuesday's 2-1 win over Boston. Backstrom, who sat out Saturday's clash with Philadelphia, didn't figure in on either Washington goal, but he did log just under 19 minutes of ice time. The 33-year-old led the Capitals in points (53) and assists (38) during the regular season but will enter the playoffs with just one goal in his last 12 contests.
Backstrom (lower body) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game versus Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports. Backstrom missed Saturday's win over Philadelphia due to a lower-body issue, but he'll rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Bruins. The 33-year-old pivot has been fantastic this season, having racked up 15 goals and 53 points through 54 contests. He'll be a popular pick in playoff pools.
Backstrom (lower body) was on the ice for Monday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports. Backstrom missed Saturday's 2-1 win over the Flyers and his availability for Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Bruins has yet to be confirmed. The 33-year-old Swede leads all Capitals with 53 points in 54 games this season.
Backstrom (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports. Backstrom is considered day-to-day and no update regarding his availability for Tuesday's regular season finale against the Bruins has been made. The 33-year-old has posted 15 goals and 53 points in 54 games. The shorthanded Capitals will roll with 11 forwards and six defensemen for Saturday's contest.
Backstrom had three assists and two shots in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to Pittsburgh. He also won 11 of 18 faceoffs (61.1 percent). Backstrom set up goals by T.J. Oshie, Dmitry Orlov and Tom Wilson for his best single-game point total since early February. Backstrom has produced just one goal in his last 17 games, but he's still managed to stay productive during that time by dishing out 15 assists.
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