Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is expected to finally receive his silver medal from the 2014 Sochi Games in his hometown of Gavle, Sweden later this month.
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There has been a constant drumbeat since the NHL locked out its players on Sept. 15 and it may be one the Capitals and their fans would rather not hear.
With John Wall already sidelined for the first month of the regular season, the Wizards were hoping Brazilian big man Nene would carry at least some of the scoring load when the 2012-13 season open