”Forward Nicklas Bäckström, Washington Capitals is injured and can not play in the world CUP”, notify the association.
”My hip needs to rest. Have not trained anything at the end”, writes Bäckström himself in a communication to the SVT.
world CHAMPIONSHIP gold medal with Three Crowns in 2006 and 2017.
this past NHL season, he stood for 74 points in 80 games in the regular season. The playoff was, however, a miscalculation of his Washington, the reigning Stanley Cup champion, when the team went out against Carolina already in the second round.
Thus has 18 NHL players on the invitation to the world CUP, while 24 declined.
Lundqvist before the world CUP: ”It is clear that we are going for the gold”