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Capitals' Backstrom, Grabovski To Return Saturday Vs Bruins

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Center Nicklas Backstrom, who left Tuesday nights 5-4 shootout loss to he Los Angeles Kings with what many feared was a left shoulder injury, said he felt good after Thursdays practice and will absolutely play on Saturday when the Capitals continue their playoff chase against the Boston Bruins.

Center Mikhail Grabovski, who has missed 21 of the past 22 games with a left ankle injury, also skated and said hes very ready to return on Saturday, adding the final call will be made by the Caps medical and coaching staffs.

With 10 points out of a possible 12 in their last six games, the Caps have put themselves right back into the wild-card race in the East. After hosting the Bruins Saturday, theyll travel to Nashville to take on the Predators Sunday.

For more on this story visit: Jason Brough, NBC Sports



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