Nicklas Backstrom C WAS Apr 19 '13

Nicklas Backstrom suffered an arm injury Thursday that forced him to leave with roughly seven minutes left.

Backstrom's arm was apparently fairly badly bruised. The Swedish center was unavailable for comment after the game and the severity of the injury is unknown at the moment. Losing Backstrom would be devastating for the Caps, who have been red hot in part due in large part to Backstrom's play. We should know more after Friday's practice.

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