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Nicklas Backstrom Suspended One Game for Crosschecking

Tuesday, Apr. 17th, 2012

NEW YORK – Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom has been suspended for one game for cross-checking Boston Bruins forward Rich Peverley during Game 3 of the teams’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinal playoff series Monday night in Washington, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 20:00 of the third period. Backstrom was assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure.

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