WAS Backstrom Leaves Game Mon: Thumb

Standard Spin: Backstrom took a slash on the hand and appeared to aggravate his recent thumb injury. He left the game in the 2nd period and did not return. Backstrom has managed to play through the pain so far, but the injury may be affecting him. He has no goals and just 2 assists in his last 8 games. If you are able to make daily transactions, it might be a good idea to bench him until he shows signs of life. 03/08/11