Nicklas Backstrom is still waiting to find out if he'll get a silver medal for his time with Sweden.
Washington head coach Adam Oates says he feels bad for his top center Nicklas Backstrom who was banished from the Olympics for taking a banned substance.
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, a star with Team Sweden, said he was devastated that he was not allowed to play for the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics Sunday because he tested positive for a banned substance.
The coach of Team Sweden decided to remove Nicklas Backstrom's replacement on the first line during Sunday's 3-0 loss to Team Canada at the Sochi Olympics because he was losing too many faceoffs.
Nicklas Backstrom will not be punished by the NHL for taking a banned substance during the Olympics.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Nicklas Backstrom was not allowed to play due to a positive test for a banned substance.
Nicklas Backstrom, who has a migraine headache, is still in the official lineup for Sweden.
To update a previous item, Nicklas Backstrom will miss the Gold medal game with a migraine headache.
Nicklas Backstrom did not take the warmup for Sweden on Sunday.
Nicklas Backstrom doesn't feel additional pressure even though Sweden lost plenty of depth down the middle due to injuries to Henrik Zetterberg and Henrik Sedin.
Nicklas Backstrom will be Sweden's number one center when they kick off their Olympic tournament on Wednesday afternoon against the Czech Republic.
Nicklas Backstrom snapped a four-game point drought with an assist on Sunday.
Nicklas Backstrom has been reunited with Alex Ovechkin.
Nicklas Backstrom was not happy with the loss to the lowly Buffalo Sabres Sunday.