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 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.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals