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Report: Caps' Nicklas Backstrom signs with KHL's Dynamo Moscow

Bruce Bennett

Washington Capitals' star center Nicklas Backstrom is the latest casualty of the NHL's ongoing lockout.

Backstrom agreed to terms with the Moscow Dynamo, the premier team of Russia's KHL, according to Swedish news outlet SVT Sport. Backstrom will fly to Moscow on Thursday night and join Capitals teammate Alex Ovechkin, who recently agreed to terms with the Russian club.

In 46 games played last season, Backstrom tallied 14 goals to go along with 30 assists. Backstrom missed nearly three months after taking an elbow to the head against Calgary on Jan 3. Prior to the injury, Backstrom had played at least 77 games in all four of his NHL seasons, including all 82 in his first three.

In two playoff series last season, Backstrom scored two goals and tallied six assists. The Capitals fell to the New York Rangers in the conference quarterfinals in seven games.

Backstrom, who's played his entire five-year career in Washington, signed a 10-year, $67 million contract extension with the Caps in May 2010.

For more on the Capitals, check out Japers' Rink.

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