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NHL suspends Caps center Nicklas Backstrom for one game

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The NHL has levied a one-game suspension on Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom , the league announced on Tuesday night. Backstrom will miss Game 4 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal against the Boston Bruins on Thursday. He drew an automatic one-game suspension - pending review - for cross-checking Boston forward Rich Peverley just as the final horn sounded in Monday’s 4-3 loss. On-ice...