Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom reveals he played with 2 fractures in finger

During the Capitals locker clean out, Nicklas Backstrom tells Washington media that he was dealing with two fractures on his finger suffered during the series vs. Pittsburgh, was painful, but won't require surgery.

In what wasn’t a terrifically guarded secret, Washington Capitals centre Nicklas Backstrom told reporters on Wednesday that he suffered multiple fractures in his finger.

Backstrom missed Game 6 in Round 2 and Games 1 through 3 of Round 3 during Washington’s Stanley Cup run with a hand injury.

He came back four Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final and never missed another game, contributing five goals and 23 points in 20 playoff games.

The 30-year-old could be seen getting help from teammate Alex Ovechkin when the time came to lift the Stanley Cup.

The Swedish pivot will not require surgery.

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