Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/15/12 at 02:58 PM ET
from Tarik El-Bashir of Capitals Insider,
For the third consecutive day, Backstrom skated in full equipment, stickhandling and firing wrist shots prior to practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
This time, though, there was a notable difference: He was joined by strength and conditioning coach Mark Nemish and took medium-effort laps of the rink. Nemish timed Backstrom’s recovery between intervals.
It’s still way too early to speculate about a return date for Backstrom. But it’s clear that he feels well enough to begin ramping up his workouts, which is a positive development for the Caps.
Backstrom was on pace for a 90-point season when he was elbowed in the head by then-Calgary winger Rene Bourque on Jan. 3.
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