Nicklas Backstrom


The Capitals return from their six-day NHL All-Star break tonight in Columbus when they take on the Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena [6:30 p.m. pregame, CSN].


The All-Star game will be without two of the NHL's top playmakers as both Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby will miss the event due to injuries.


Speaking to reporters at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday, Capitals first-year general manager Brian MacLellan said his activity leading up to the March 2 NHL trade deadline will depend on the


NBC Sports Network hockey analyst Jeremy Roenick joins the show to assess the Capitals and reflects on his days in Washington.


The following is a Joint Statement issued by Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom, WADA, IOC and the IIHF, via the NHL Players' Association: