Capitals coach Barry Trotz isn't sure if Nicklas Backstrom (hip) will be ready for the start of the season.
Nicklas Backstrom may be facing a rehab of five months after having hip surgery, according to a report from a Swedish newspaper.
Nicklas Backstrom had arthroscopic hip surgery on Wednesday afternoon.
Nicklas Backstrom earned an assist on Washington's only goal in Wednesday's Game 7 overtime loss to the New York Rangers.
Nicklas Backstrom led the NHL playoffs in Round 1 with 151 faceoffs taken.
Nicklas Backstrom lifted the Capitals to a 2-1 overtime victory against the Islanders Tuesday by netting the winning goal midway through the extra frame.
Nicklas Backstrom scored a goal in Washington's 2-1 overtime loss to the Islanders.
Nicklas Backstrom found himself back on the first line in practice Saturday.
Nicklas Backstrom had one goal and two assists in Washington's 4-3 game two win over the New York Islanders.
Nicklas Backstrom picked up two more assists in the Washington Capitals' 3-0 shutout of the visiting Boston Bruins Wednesday night.
Nicklas Backstrom collected two more helpers in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Bruins.
Nicklas Backstrom (illness) is ok to suit up Wednesday night versus the Rangers.
Nicklas Backstrom (illness) is expected to play Wednesday even though he skipped the morning skate.
Nicklas Backstrom skipped Tuesday's practice due to an illness.