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Statement from the Capitals on Nicklas Backstrom

Sunday, 02.23.2014 / 11:46 AM / 2014 Olympics

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Statement from the Capitals on Nicklas Backstrom
The Washington Capitals released the following statement Sunday regarding center Nicklas Backstrom.

ARLINGTON, Va. Nicklas Backstrom did not participate in Team Sweden's Olympic gold-medal game on Sunday due to the allergy medication he has been taking intermittently for seven years, including this season while playing for the Washington Capitals to combat severe allergies. The medicine was approved by the Swedish national team. It is not anticipated that this will impact his participation in NHL games.

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