If you believe Capitals coach Dale Hunter, the return of star center Nicklas Backstrom to the Capitals' lineup will need to wait at least a few more days.
Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom met with reporters in the locker room at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Thursday shortly after skating in pads for the third straight day.
Nicklas Backstrom is back on the ice with the Capitals, according to the team's website. Backstrom skated Wednesday in full pads at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
You can bet Joel Rechlicz will be watched very closely Saturday night in Montreal after some of the comments he made Thursday after an optional skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
The boos began midway through the second period and continued sporadically throughout the game.