TAMPA -- The only way Nicklas Backstrom could know if his concussion symptoms were a thing of the past was to play in a hockey game.
If the Capitals have proven one thing this season its that they will not make things easy on themselves.
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.
If Tuesday nights game against the Buffalo Sabres was a measuring stick on the Capitals season of failed expectations, they have a lot of work to do if they hope to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs f
As the Capitals prepared for their biggest game of the season Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres, more encouraging news came out of the trainers room.