Nicklas Backstrom

The impact of Nicklas Backstrom’s hip surgery shouldn’t be overstated. With the Swede facing “a lengthy recovery process,” Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan has a hole to plug at the heart of his roster heading into 2022-23. “The hip’s not going to be 100 percent,” Backstrom said following Washington’s postseason elimination. “That’s something we
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The Washington Capitals head into training camp in Arlington, Virginia, this month following one of the quietest offseasons in recent memory. Washington’s biggest trade over the summer was acquiring goaltender Vitek Vanecek (“A week after losing Vitek Vanecek to Seattle, Capitals reacquire goalie from Kraken,” The Washington Post, July 28, 2021) from the Seattle Kraken
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