Backstrom scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
The 32-year-old had missed the prior eight games with an upper-body injury, but Backstrom showed no rust in his return and his chemistry with Alex Ovechkin was as strong as ever, as the duo assisted on each other's tallies. Backstrom actually has a four-game point streak going dating back to Nov. 15, and on the year he has five goals and 20 points in 24 contests. Dec 10 12:50 am (EST)
- Backstrom (upper body) is expected to play in Monday's game against the Blue Jackets, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
- Backstrom (upper body) is set to miss Friday's matchup with Anaheim, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
- Backstrom (upper body) is ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports. All Nicklas Backstrom News
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