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With Backes setting the example, Blues' top line is heating up

ST. LOUIS -- A hard-working veteran line hitting its stride has provided the spark for a Blues offense averaging nearly four goals per game in December. Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie and David Backes finished last season as the top three points leaders for St. Louis, so it came as no surprise when the team struggled to score while the trio got off to a slow start this October. Steen...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Backes had some teeth rebuilt, still needs additional work

It’s been a tough few games for David Backes. The St. Louis captain has been battered with pucks to the mouth and the details of his injury are nothing short of gruesome. Backes has had a lot of work done and remarkably is still playing through the pain even though he will need additional work in the future. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Backes has a series of stitches...
Via Frozen Notes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steen, Backes, Bouwmeester to return to the ice tonight

ST. LOUIS -- Three key Blues will return to the lineup tonight for a tough rematch against the New York Islanders. Coach Ken Hitchcock says Alexander Steen, David Backes and Jay Bouwmeester all appeared ready to go during the morning skate, though Bouwmeester remained coy on his status in the locker room afterward. The defenseman has missed the most time with a groin injury that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Backes takes slap shot to the face (GIF)

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes took a puck to the face on a slap shot from teammate T.J. Oshie during the first period of Monday night's game against Florida.Oshie's shot started out on a lower trajectory, but hit a Panthers defenseman and came up high. Backes had no chance to get out of the way and was hit right in the mouth. Backes headed straight to the locker room after...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ David Backes takes puck to the face (VIDEO)

YouTube For dinner tonight, I went simple and had a bagel with peanut butter an some strawberries.  St. Louis Blues winger David Backes involuntarily ate some frozen rubber when he took a shot from teammate T.J. Oshie to the face.  After dropping to the ice, Backes got up and immediately rushed off the ice to the locker room.  He missed the rest of the first period. How he...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Backes takes a puck to the face

This one is painful to watch. David Backes took a slapper from T.J. Oshie right in the face. He immediately left the game, but returned in the second period sporting a full cage. He then left for the remainder of the night after playing four shifts in the second.
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days 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
November 16, 2014  |  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 / Backes' 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...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 02, 2014  |  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
October 29, 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 left...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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