"DENVER. A hip hurts too much."
"This is why Nicklas Backstrom is forced to say no to the world CUP."
" I would very much like to set up, but I have so much pain that I have not been able to work out in the end so it is not possible, he says to Sportbladet."
"Yes, sorry Swedish hockeyfans."
"Three Crowns are forced to do without the best blågule centre in the NHL."
"During Tuesday received landslagsledningen the news that Nicklas Bäcktsröm say' no ' – to your body do not agree."
"Yes, I must rest my hip," he says when we reach him in his home in Washington."
"– It hurts so much that I have not been able to work out in the end. It would have been very fun to play so I had to set up, especially as we are chasing third straight gold. But unfortunately."
"It belongs also to the point that ”Bäckis” and lagkamraterna in Washington Capitals played very good hockey last year. They won the Stanley Cup a bit into June – and then started the preseason practically at once."
"But there is no stjärncentern from Valbo blame."
"– It is clear that there was a different approach when we played so much and had such a short summer, but if I had pain anywhere had I not hesitated about the world CUP."
"instead, now waiting another few weeks in Washington before I'm off home to Gästrikland, sweden for summer vacation."
" I'll stay here and run a little rehab. In addition, the son and the daughter still in school, " he says."
"Capitals teammate Andre Burakovsky, should negotiate about the new contract, also announces that he declined the world CUP. Then in the past, Carl Hagelin declined."