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Backstrom, slated to become a restricted free agent July 1, had a career-high 101 points (33 goals, 68 assists) and a plus-37 rating in 82 regular-season games this season, his third in the NHL.
The Capitals have scheduled a news conference Monday for a "significant player-related announcement."
Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.