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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 may be facing a rehab of five months after having hip surgery, according to a report from a Swedish newspaper.
He underwent arthroscopic surgery less than three weeks ago. "I have been in pain since November sometime so we had to correct it," Backstrom told Gefle Dagblad. "It is difficult to say how long it will take to get back, it's a little different from individual to individual, but five months is something I heard. Right now I'm working mainly with getting up movement in the hip again." The Capitals initially said that Backstrom would probably be ready for training camp. Jun 15 - 2:36 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Brooks Laich
4Michael Latta
5Liam O'Brien
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Joel Ward
4Curtis Glencross
5Jason Chimera
RW1Troy Brouwer
2Eric Fehr
3Tom Wilson
4Jay Beagle
D1Matt Niskanen
2John Carlson
3Mike Green
4Brooks Orpik
5Karl Alzner
6Tim Gleason
7Nate Schmidt
8Dmitry Orlov
9John Erskine
G1Braden Holtby
2Justin Peters
3Philipp Grubauer