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Nicklas Backstrom yet to be evaluated

Updated: January 4, 2012, 3:30 PM ET
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ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Washington Capitals will keep a close eye on Nicklas Backstrom for the next few days after the center took an elbow to the head against the Calgary Flames.

Coach Dale Hunter said Wednesday that Backstrom "seems fine, but he's still got to be evaluated."

Backstrom was elbowed by Rene Bourque in the third period of Tuesday's 3-1 Capitals victory. Bourque received a minor penalty, and Backstrom was able to skate two more shifts before leaving the game for ...

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