Nicklas Backstrom was not allowed to play in the final game against Canada. Losing Backstrom proved costly for team Sweden as they lost 3-0 to Canada.
Before the game Backstrom was dealing with a severe migraine, he’s had headache issues in the past with the Capitals. Backstrom missed 3 months after sustaining a concussion in a game against Calgary. Backstrom was listed as a go during warm ups, but between then an game time something happened.
“Swedish Olympic Committee spokesman Bjorn Folin said Sunday that Backstrom tested positive for a substance found in an allergy medication that he has taken for seven years.”
Backstrom was taking a medication called Pseudoephedrine. The label of the drug reads “Treats stuffy nose and sinuses caused by the common cold, hay fever, or sinus infection. This medicine is a decongestant.”
Tweet’s from Nicklas Backstrom’s interview.