Barring any setbacks, Nicklas Backstrom says hes available to play Saturday night when the Capitals begin a two-game road trip with a game against the San Jose Sharks.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque has been suspended five games by the NHL for elbowing Washington's Nicklas Backstrom in the head.
The good news for Capitals fans is that Nicklas Backstrom worked out on his own Wednesday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Capitals defenseman Mike Green warned reporters before Tuesday nights game not to expect anything extraordinary in his first game since suffering a significant groin injury on Nov. 11.
Its been a while since theyve been able to make this claim, but if the Stanley Cup playoffs started today, the Capitals would be in them.