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BREAKING: Washington Capitals Star Steps Away From The NHL


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Austin Sabourin
November 1, 2023  (11:06)
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The Washington Capitals have endured a tumultuous season thus far, grappling with a challenging start as they strive to find their groove. The relentless march of time has been closing in on the Caps, especially considering their seasoned core.

Today, the announcement surfaced that forward Nicklas Backstrom would need to step away from the team. After undergoing an arduous surgery last summer, Backstrom valiantly fought to prolong his career.
In his own words, Backstrom shared the following message:
Given my ongoing battle with injuries, I've made the difficult decision to temporarily withdraw from the game. This choice, though tough, is a necessary step for my well-being at this juncture. I want to express my gratitude to my teammates, the organization, and the fans for their unwavering support throughout this journey. I kindly request some privacy as I contemplate my next steps and explore viable options for the path ahead.

The Capitals' General Manager issued the following statement:
We firmly stand by Nicklas and will offer unwavering support as he navigates this phase. We have witnessed firsthand his dedication and resilience in his pursuit of regaining full health. Our organization is firmly in his corner as he takes a leave of absence from the team to assess his current health situation.

This chapter could potentially signify the end of a remarkably successful career for Backstrom. Our thoughts and well-wishes are with him during this challenging period.
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