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Nicklas Backstrom sprains ankle

From Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post:

Nicklas Backstrom suffered a sprained ankle yesterday when he collided with the goal, General Manager George McPhee confirmed moments ago. Backstrom stayed down for a few seconds, then skated off the rink gingerly.

Backstrom was seen walking with a pretty pronounced limp later in the day and he didn’t skate this morning. McPhee also said it’s unclear whether the first line center will be ready for the start of camp, which begins next Saturday. With the season still a month away, the team is going to take a cautious approach, McPhee said.

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It does not look like he will miss any regular season time, but even so this is not good news for the Caps.

Another day of Jets coverage coming your way on Sunday.

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The Moose took three of four points from the division leading Admirals in this short, two-game homestand.

They didn't allow a shot in the 3rd period which began tied 2-2.

Lots to glean from the win.

Topics covered in today's media availability with Jets head coach Rick Bowness included:

- last night's loss
- needing a response
- sticking to gameplan
- not "parking" loss
- status of Logan Stanley
- ensuring player is ready

And more.

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