Caps' Backstrom (Arm) Returns To Practice: Nicklas Backstrom, who was removed from the final seven minutes of Thursday's game after being struck in the arm by the puck, practiced in full Friday and isn't expected to miss any action, the Washington Post reports. "He's fine," coach Adam Oates said. "It hit him in the arm, you tweak a nerve there - like a funny bone type hit. It went numb on him a little bit but he's fine." (Updated 4/19/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 6/19/13).
With Nicklas Backstrom participating in all of Friday's drills without any issues, it appears safe to call him good to go for Saturday's game in Montreal. Deploy him in your lineups as you normally would. (Updated 4/19/13).
Nicklas Backstrom has had two consecutive disappointing seasons after signing a large contract with the Capitals before the 2010-2011 season. He missed half of last season due to a concussion suffered in early January, but managed 44 points and 95 shots in 42 games. This fall, he may be a cheap buy due to his low totals last year, but don't wait too long. He's a tremendous playmaker and there are worse players than Alexander Ovechkin to have on your wing. Look for Backstrom's goals to be in the mid-20s, shots in the upper 100s, and points just shy of 100 if he stays healthy. (Updated 8/14/12)