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Washington Capitals (45-26-11)


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Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has hip surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has had hip surgery and the team expects him to be ready for next season.

The Capitals say the arthroscopic procedure was done Wednesday. The club adds in a statement Thursday that it is "confident" he will be "completely healthy" before the start of the 2015-16 regular season.

Backstrom led the NHL with 60 assists and was sixth in points with 78 this season, playing in all 82 games. He became the team's career assist leader and is fifth in points.

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Leaders
Points: A. Ovechkin81
Plus/Minus: M. Green15
Shots on Goal: A. Ovechkin395
PIM: T. Wilson172
Win: B. Holtby41
Shutouts: B. Holtby9
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 237 (7)
Shots: 2419 (20)
PP%: 25.3% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 857 (7)
Assists: 415 (5)
SH Goals: 4 (24)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-NY Rangers 53 22 7 113
x-Washington 45 26 11 101
x-NY Islanders 47 28 7 101
x-Pittsburgh 43 27 12 98
Columbus 42 35 5 89
Philadelphia 33 31 18 84
New Jersey 32 36 14 78
Carolina 30 41 11 71
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 199 (24)
Shots Against: 2368 (20)
PK%: 81.2% (14)
Penalty Minutes: 854 (9)
Shutouts: 9 (7)
Sv%: 0.916 (8)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/15 A. Burakovsky Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
5/14 N. Schmidt Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
5/11 N. Schmidt Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
5/5 N. Schmidt Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
5/3 N. Schmidt Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/28 P. Grubauer Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/17 P. Grubauer Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
4/17 R. Barber Signed Three-year contract
4/12 S. Galiev Sent to minors Hershey-AHL
4/7 S. Galiev Called up from minors from Hershey-AHL
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