After being held out of the gold-medal game for testing positive for a banned substance found in his allergy medication, Backstrom will receive his silver medal.
The last of the Capitals' Olympians has finally rejoined the team.
The veteran forward's second child, Victoria Bella, was born on Feb. 19 while he was in Sochi.
Capitals star appears upbeat after he returns to practice with Washington.
The Caps' center says he won't know for two weeks whether he gets his silver medal from Sochi.
Four of the Caps' five Olympians are back at practice offering a look at what to expect when the season starts back up.
The Caps' Olympians are all on their way back to Arlington, though, Marcus Johansson will be delayed.
The gold medal was just awarded in Sochi but the debate on whether NHLers should continue playing in the Olympics is at full steam.
The Caps' center violated the IOC's anti-doping policy because of a substance found in his allergy medication.
With so many practice days before the Caps play again, Adam Oates is trying to not overwhelm players in the early stages.