The Capitals Announce Fan First Program, “Thank You Event”

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Season-ticket holders received a message from Caps Guest Services on Friday night. The email details the first effort by the Capitals organization to repair the rift with fans. The email, excerpted below, begins with a direct apology and then lists how the team will begin its apparent goodwill tour. That list includes food and drink credits, merchandise discounts, free t-shirts, and more.

The team will make an announcement to all Caps fans Saturday after the NHL schedule is released.

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Nicklas Backstrom returns to the ice

UPDATE: Backstrom told reporters after practice that he didn’t suffer a concussion and he feels 100% healthy. He expects to play on opening night.

Nick Backstrom is back on the ice! According the Caps press corps and confirmed by this photo on the Capitals’ Instagram, Backstrom skated with the team during their informal practice on Friday morning. What this means for his prognosis and health is uncertain, but all signs seem to point to WOOHOO.

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