Capitals' Backstrom returned to practice

Posted On: May 17, 2018   |   Posted By: Yardbarker

Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom took an important step in his recovery as he works to return to Washington's lineup. Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post notes that after taking part in a pair of optional skates earlier this week, Backstrom returned to regular practice on Wednesday. However, his status remains up in the air for Game 4 against Tampa Bay on Thursday.Given that he's dealing with a hand injury, taking faceoffs would be a challenge for Backstrom. However, head coach Barry Trotz stated that he would still use the center in the lineup even if he isn't 100% recovered, citing that there are many other areas he could contribute in even if he can't take the draws. Backstrom is one of three Capitals forwards averaging more than a point-per-game this postseason and he will certainly make a big impact whenever he gets the green light to return.Other injury news and notes from around the league:
Golden Knights backup goaltender Malcolm Subban is dealing with an undisclosed injury or illness, head c

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