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Nicklas Backstrom | Center

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
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Nicklas Backstrom (hip) isn't sure if he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.
"It is very difficult to answer," he told Swedish newspaper Arbetarbladet on Tuesday. "We will see here now (after evaluating) with the coach and fitness coach. There has been considerable focus on enhancing mobility in the hip again. From the beginning I could not run or anything." The good news is Backstrom has been skating and working out with trainer Andreas Ohgren. He is slated to take part in training camp, but it could be in a limited capacity. However, we won't know that until he gets back to North America and he's examined by the Capitals. If he does miss the start of the regular season then it doesn't appear as though he will be sidelined for very long. Aug 26 - 4:01 PM

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Career Stats
YearTeamGPGAPTS+/-PIMPPGPPASHGSHAGWSOGPct
2007WAS821455691324322004153.092
2008WAS8222668816461428001174.126
2009WAS82336810137501126004222.149
2010WAS771847652440418102202.089
2011WAS42143044-42431600495.147
2012WAS488404882031500182.098
2013WAS82186179-2054638101196.092
2014WAS82186078540330003153.118

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Andre Burakovsky
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Jason Chimera
4Brooks Laich
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Jay Beagle
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer
3Justin Peters