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.
So why have the Caps climbed back into the hunt for a fifth straight Southeast Division title with three straight victories?