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St. Louis Blues

Position
C
 
Jersey
42
Name  David Backes
Born  5/1/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  221
Shoots  R
4/25/2014 8:16:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes (head) returned to the lineup for Game 5 of the Western Conference quarterfinals against the Blackhawks Friday night.
Insight: Backes suffered a head injury after taking a brutal illegal hit from Brent Seabrook in Game 2. He had 57 points in the regular season and one point in the first two games of the series.
 
4/25/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes didn't practice on Thursday or Friday morning and has to be considered doubtful for Friday's Game 5 with Chicago.
Insight: Backes suffered a head injury after taking a brutal hit from Brent Seabrook in Game 2. He totaled 57 points in the regular season, but just one point in the first two games of the series.
 
4/21/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: The Blues will be without center David Backes Monday against Chicago. SOURCE: Lou Korac, NHL.com
Insight: Backes suffered a head injury after taking a brutal hit from Brent Seabrook in Game 2. We haven't heard the official diagnosis yet but he probably suffered a concussion.
 
4/21/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (upper body) left Game 2 of the Blues' series against the Blackhawks in the third period Saturday and is doubtful for Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Monday against Chicago.
Insight: Backes (27 G, 30 A) was battling for the puck in the left corner behind Chicago's net and turned into a shoulder-first hit to the face from Brent Seabrook. The hit knocked Backes' head into the boards and led to an ejection and three-game suspension for Seabrook.
 
4/19/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (upper body) left Game 2 of the Blues' series against the Blackhawks in the third period Saturday after getting his head taken off by Brent Seabrook.
Insight: Backes was battling for the puck in the left corner behind Chicago's net and turned into a shoulder-first hit to the face from Seabrook. The hit knocked Backes' head into the boards and led to an ejection for Seabrook.
 
4/14/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (lower body) is expected to return for Game 1 of the postseason against the Blackhawks, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Backes (27 G, 30 A, 119 PIM, 165 SOG) missed the last three games of the regular season.
 
4/10/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (lower body) may miss the last three games of the regular season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Backes (27 G, 30 A, 119 PIM, 165 SOG) was hit in the left foot by a shot from teammate Alex Steen on Tuesday and is currently wearing a walking boot. He's definitely out Thursday against the Wild.
 
4/9/2014 6:16:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes (lower body) will miss Thursday's game, according to blues.nhl.com.
Insight: Backes (27 G, 30 A, 119 PIM, 165 SOG) suffered a lower-body injury while blocking a shot Tuesday. He could be back Friday.
 
3/25/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes took his game to another level Tuesday against Toronto.
Insight: Backes netted three goals in the victory. It's his second career hat trick. Backes and the first place Blues will be back in action Thursday against Minnesota.
 
3/17/2014 10:42:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, Monday against the Jets.
Insight: Backes had scored just one goal in his previous 12 games. In 63 games this season, the 29-year-old has 23 goals, 26 assists (49 points), 89 PIM, 140 SOG and a +12 rating.
 
1/4/2014 12:48:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes (upper body) will play Saturday, according to Lou Korac of nhl.com.
Insight: Backes has missed three straight games with an upper-body injury. He's a must start when dressed as he's already posted 30 points (16 goals) in 35 games this season.
 
1/4/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Blues center David Backes (upper body) skated Friday and could be available Saturday.
Insight: Backes has missed three straight games with an upper-body injury. He's a must start when dressed as he's already posted 30 points (16 goals) in 35 games this season. A decision on Backes will be made Saturday afternoon, so fantasy owners will have plenty of time to adjust their lineups accordingly for the 8 p.m. ET start.
 
1/3/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Blues center David Backes (concussion) skated Thursday but did not play in the game.
Insight: Backes has missed three straight games. He's a must start when dressed as he's already posted 30 points (16 goals) in 35 games this season.
 
1/2/2014 7:50:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes (concussion) is not playing Thursday against the Kings, according to Lou Korac of nhl.com.
Insight: Backes also missed Sunday's game after leaving Saturday due to an upper-body injury. It's still unclear if he's dealing with issues related to the concussion he suffered in mid-December.
 
12/21/2013 5:28:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes (concussion) will play Saturday unexpectedly, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Backes missed the last two games with concussion symptoms. He made the trip to Edmonton after participating in the team's optional skate Friday but wasn't expected to play.
 
12/20/2013 5:51:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes (concussion) participated in Friday's optional skate, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Backes has missed two games with concussion symptoms. He'll make the trip to Edmonton but won't play Saturday.
 
12/17/2013 6:40:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes won't be on the ice Tuesday when his team hosts San Jose. SOURCE: Chris Kerber, KMOX 1120
Insight: He may have suffered a concussion in Monday's loss to Ottawa. Derek Roy is expected to replace Backes on line one alongside wingers Alex Steen and T.J. Oshie.
 
12/17/2013 12:46:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes is questionable for Tuesday's game against San Jose due to an upper body injury.
Insight: He took a big hit in Monday's game and went to the locker room. The 29-year-old has averaged almost a point per game this season (30 points in 32 contests). He should be starting in all fantasy leagues when healthy, but if this is a concussion he might be out for a little while.
 
12/12/2013 10:40:00 PM
Description: St. Louis center David Backes contributed two goals in Thursday's win against Toronto.
Insight: It's his second multi-goal effort of the season. The 29-year-old has averaged almost a point per game this season (29 points in 30 contests). He should be starting in all fantasy leagues.
 
11/21/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored his ninth goal of the season Thursday against the Bruins.
Insight: Backes only had six goals in 48 games in 2012-13, but he already has three more than that in 21 games this season. The Backes-T.J. Oshie-Alexander Steen line has been one of the most successful lines in the NHL this season.
 

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