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Backstrom to play for Dynamo Moscow

Monday, 10.22.2012 / 10:01 AM / News

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Backstrom to play for Dynamo Moscow
Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom has joined Dynamo Moscow of the KHL, the team said on its website.

Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom has joined Dynamo Moscow of the KHL, the team said on its website.

Backstrom will be reunited with Capitals teammate Alexander Ovechkin.

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.

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You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

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