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Capitals' Backstrom undergoes hip resurfacing surgery

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom underwent invasive surgery on his left hip, a move that could sideline him long term but is designed to give him a chance to continue playing hockey.

The Capitals said Saturday that Backstrom had hip-resurfacing surgery a day earlier at the ANCA Clinic in Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium. No timeline was given on his return other than the team saying Backstrom will begin a "lengthy" rehabilitation and recovery process immediately.

Backstrom missed the first two months of this past regular season rehabbing the hip and also needed constant treatment to play. He knew he couldn't go into next season without doing something to solve the problem.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin90
Plus/Minus: N. Jensen32
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin334
PIM: T. Wilson98
Win: I. Samsonov23
Shutouts: V. Vanecek4
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 270 (10)
Shots: 2577 (14)
PP%: 18.8% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 631 (28)
Assists: 436 (13)
SH Goals: 8 (11)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Carolina 54 20 8 116
x-NY Rangers 52 24 6 110
x-Pittsburgh 46 25 11 103
x-Washington 44 26 12 100
NY Islanders 37 35 10 84
Columbus 37 38 7 81
New Jersey 27 46 9 63
Philadelphia 25 46 11 61
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 242 (21)
Shots Against: 2378 (27)
PK%: 80.4% (12)
Penalty Minutes: 721 (12)
Shutouts: 8 (4)
Sv%: 0.898 (23)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/20 B. Malenstyn Contract extended Two-year, two-way contract
6/20 B. Leason Contract extended Two-year contract extension
5/13 P. Copley Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/13 H. Shepard Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
5/7 H. Shepard Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/7 B. Leason Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
5/6 Z. Fucale Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
5/5 B. Leason Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/4 V. Iorio Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
5/2 B. Trineyev Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
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