The Swedish hockey player thought he was at least partially exonerated by the International Olympic Committee, but the Hockey News has reported that anti-doping officials will appeal that decision before an international sports court.
"I mean, I thought it was over but I guess it’s not," Backstrom told CSNWashington.com. "I don’t really think about it. We'll see."
The trouble began during Sweden's march toward a silver medal in Sochi, when the team doctor allegedly advised Backstrom -- who also plays for the Washington Capitals in the NHL -- that it would be all right to take Zyrtec-D to treat his allergies.
The pseudoephedrine in those pills showed up on a drug test and Backstrom was suspended for the championship game against Canada. Without him, Sweden lost, 3-0.
A subsequent IOC investigation found no indication that Backstrom was trying to improperly boost his performance. Officials cited his honesty and cooperation in deciding that his championship-game suspension was justified but that he should receive a silver medal.
Now, the World Anti-Doping Agency is seeking seek to have that decision overturned, arguing its case before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. No hearing date has been set.