ARLINGTON, V.A. — Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom took a big step forward in his recovery, as he upgraded to a regular jersey at Saturday's morning skate.
With the switch to a regular jersey, he is eligible to take part in contact. Per the team, though, he is still "ways away" from returning.
It's a big step forward for No. 19, who underwent hip resurfacing surgery in June.
Tom Wilson is not in a regular jersey, but Beck Malenstyn is.
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