Recommendation: The fact that a concussion was ruled out during his recent visit to a specialist is important to note, given his concussion history, specifically his 40-game absence with one last season.
Update: Backstrom, who suffered a reported neck injury on Dec. 26 while playing for the KHL's Dynamo Moscow, says he's 100 percent and expects to be ready for the Capitals' season opener, Washington Post writer Katie Carrera reports. More specifically, the center noted Friday, "No concussion. So we can all be calm."
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