Backstrom had 44 points in 42 games for the Capitals last season, his fifth in the NHL. He watched Dynamo's 4-1 win over Atlant on Saturday and likely will make his debut for the team Monday, the website said.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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