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Nicklas Backstrom thought the drama surrounding his Olympic silver medal was over when it was finally placed around his neck on Aug. 28, more than six months after it was taken away.

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News and notes as the Capitals [6-5-3] take on the Columbus Blue Jackets [4-9-1] tonight at Verizon  Center [7 p.m., CSN]:

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On Aug. 28, Nicklas Backstrom put behind him six months of speculation when he was awarded a silver medal for his role in Sweden’s success in the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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