Capitals' Backstrom back on the ice

by NHL.com

The Washington Post reported that Nicklas Backstrom was on the ice Friday at the Washington Capitals' practice facility.

The newspaper reported this development comes two days after Backstrom visited a specialist in Michigan. It's also the first time he's been on the ice since he returned to the United States on Jan. 6.

Backstrom reportedly suffered a neck injury Dec. 26, while playing in the KHL.