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Caps Put Backstrom On LTIR

via Lindsay Applebaum of Capitals Insider,

The Capitals have placed top center Nicklas Backstrom on the long term injured list, freeing up some room under the salary cap as today’s 3 p.m. trading deadline approaches.

The move would give General Manager George McPhee about $7.6 million to work with, but only if Backstrom is out for the rest of the season. Given that the 24-year old Swede has missed 25 games with a concussion and has skated for only five minutes over the past 52 days, that doesn’t seem like too much of a stretch.

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