After getting cleared for full-contact by his surgeon on Tuesday, Nicklas Backstrom's return to the lineup could take place as early as Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Capitals top-line center Nicklas Backstrom saw his hip surgeon on Tuesday and has been cleared for full contact, potentially opening the door for his return to the lineup before the end of the Cap
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom traded in his baby blue non-contact practice jersey on Monday but has not been cleared for full contact as he nears a return from offseason hip surgery.
The injury to Nicklas Backstrom has perhaps had no greater impact on any one player on the Caps than it has on Andre Burakovsky.
Capitals veteran right wing and three-time Stanley Cup champion Justin Williams didn’t mince words when asked his thoughts on the 41-game suspension San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres received f