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Thu. Apr 17, 2014 Source: RotoWire
|News: Backstrom will not play for Team Sweden at the 2014 IIHF World Championships in Belarus, according to a report in Svenska Dagbladet.
Impact: Team Sweden bench boss Par Marts said Backstrom declined the invitation due to family reasons. Backstrom has had an impressive but emotional season of hockey this year. He led the NHL with 44 power-play points, tying with Alexander Ovechkin to lead the Caps with 79 points while playing in all 82 games this year. Those accomplishments bookended an Olympic campaign that ended when Backstrom was held out of the gold-medal game against Canada for failing a drug test due to allergy medication, and would have to wait weeks to ultimately be awarded the silver medal. After that roller coaster ride ended with the Capitals missing the playoffs, one could hardly blame the Gavle native for wanting to spend a little time away from the game. Although the Capitals likely face a turbulent offseason, Backstrom remains one of the safest options at his position in all of fantasy hockey. His minus-20 performance should be viewed as an anomaly, and as long as he is getting consistent playing time with the likes of Ovechkin, there's no reason to believe he won't produce solid totals next season. Look for Backstrom to be one of the first centers taken in all formats during next season's fantasy drafts.
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Born: 11/23/1987, Gavle, Sweden
Drafted: 2006 - Rd 1
(4th overall by the Capitals)