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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Thanksgiving offers snapshot of Stanley Cup teams

DENVER (AP) Carve an extra piece of turkey to celebrate, David Backes and T.J. Oshie, because St. Louis is well on its way to the postseason. Treat yourself to another slice of pumpkin pie, Max Pacioretty, since Montreal's virtually in, too. At least, the numbers seem to suggest as much. Since the 2005-06 season, NHL teams in postseason position entering the American Thanksgiving...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Peters' whiff leads to easy goal for David Backes (Video)

Washington Capitals goaltender Justin Peters whiffed on an attempt to clear the puck from behind his own net, leaving it open for St. Louis Blues forward David Backes to score an easy goal to open the third period of Saturday night's game at the Scottrade Center.Peters made contact with the puck, but ended up hitting it right to Backes in front of the goal. Peters tried in vain...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: David Backes returned to the lineup

St. Louis Blues forward David Backes was back in the lineup on Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche. He missed only one game with a concussion.#482006151 / gettyimages.comBackes' head hit the ice after a hit by Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley with 4:49 left in the first period on October 28. He left the game and did not return.Through the first eight games played this...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: David Backes Leaves Game with Upper Body Injury

Late in the first period of a 4-3 overtime win against the Dallas Stars, David Backes was hit by Trevor Daley and crashed to the ice, hitting his head on the ice in the as a result of the collision. David Backes left the ice after this fall and did not return to the game. According to Ryan Dadoun from Pro Hockey Talk  Backes is being evaluated today. Currently the Blues are...
Via Sports Injury Alert
29 days ago  |  Discuss

David Backes named a top-50 fantasy hockey asset

If you’re preparing for a fantasy hockey draft and you’re trying to figure out which member of the St. Louis Blues you should target first, NHL.com has your answer. David Backes was named as one of the league’s top-50 player in the world of fantasy hockey. Specifically, he came in 35th on their list and was the lone representative from the Blues. Here’s what NHL.com had to...
Via Frozen Notes
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Backes back on the ice for Game 5

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues captain David Backes has returned from an upper-body injury for Game 5 of the first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Brent Seabrook served the final game of a three-game suspension Friday night for his illegal hit on Backes in Game 2. Backes was not on the ice for the morning skate, but coach Ken Hitchcock noted that the Scottrade...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mind games: Hitchcock is coy about Backes' status for Game 4

CHICAGO -- The biggest question going into Game 4 of the Blues-Blackhawks playoff series Wednesday night at United Center is whether Blues center David Backes will play. Coach Ken Hitchcock turned that query into an improv comedy act during his pregame session with reporters early Wednesday afternoon, while shedding no light whatsoever on the status of the Blues' captain, who...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Player Taunts “Wakey Wakey” At Dazed David Backes After Illegal Hit

In case you missed it yesterday, David Backes took a massive hit from Brent Seabrook towards the end of Game 2 in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. The Blues forward was extremely shaken up by the hit, which earned Seabrook a game misconduct, and had trouble staying on his feet as a scrum ensued around him. As pointed out by Dave Lozo of Bleacher Report, it appears that an unidentified...
Via Next Impulse Sports
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls David Backes 'gutless' for incident

The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period. Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping...
Via NESN.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

It takes a (Olympic) village to rescue Russian strays

ST. LOUIS -- David Backes and his wife, Kelly, returned home from the Winter Olympics in Russia on Monday with two stray dogs that they worked to rescue. Nicknamed "Sochi Junior" and "Sochi Jake," the dogs were two of the now-famous strays that lived in Russia and hung out around the Winter Olympics complexes, including where Backes and his U.S. hockey teammates...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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