Nicklas Backstrom says he had hip surgery six years ago to fix an injury: ‘Now, to be honest, it’s so-so’
Nicklas Backstrom conducted a Swedish language interview with Daniel Sandström of the Gefle Dagblad earlier in the week after handing out his annual scholarship to two lucky young sports stars at Valbo’s NickBack Arena.
Backstrom answered questions about a multitude of topics, including the 2020-21 season in Washington where the Swedish center led the Capitals in points (55), power-play points (22), assists (38). During the pandemic-shortened year, the Capitals were re-aligned into the East Division and played each of their seven divisional rivals eight times before entering the playoffs. The Capitals lost in the first round, for the third consecutive season, to the Boston Bruins.
“It was good in a way, playing the same teams over and over again and didn’t have any long trips,” Backstrom said to Sandström as translated by RMNB’s Magnus Cadelin. “But all the COVID tests were annoying, we got tested all the time. Twice on game days. But we all got vaccinated in April.”