According to a Tweet from Washington Post hockey writer Tarik El-Bashir, Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom
is questionable for Game 1 against the Montreal Canadiens
Thursday (7 p.m. ET, VERSUS, TSN) because of an illness.
Caps coach Bruce Boudreau
also said there "is no short leash" on goalie Jose Theodore
. "He's the guys we're going to go with and see how he goes."