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Forward Nicklas Backstrom leaves the Capitals

Published November 1, 2023 at 4:01 PM
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A major announcement shook the f
hockey world recently: the Washington Capitals made an emergency declaration that forward Nicklas Backstrom is leaving the team to prioritize his health and injury.

For Montreal Canadiens fans, it's reminiscent of the fate of Paul Byron. Despite Backstrom's love of hockey, his body limits him.

Last season, doubts about the end of his career emerged after a major operation.

Although he returned this season, he hasn't regained his usual form.


At 35, if this is the end for Backstrom, he will have left his mark on Capitals history and will have been a mainstay for Alex Ovechkin.

His 1105 games and 1033 points testify to his immense contribution. His eventual departure is tinged with sadness, with details to follow.

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Forward Nicklas Backstrom leaves the Capitals

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