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DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
7 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Concussions for David Backes and T.J. Oshie

The Blues are being tested with injuries early and often. Paul Stastny has had a couple of setbacks and several other players have missed time due to illness or various bumps and bruises. The injury picture grew a bit darker following the team’s thrilling OT win against Dallas. David Backes and T.J. Oshie have been diagnosed with concussions and are both sidelined indefinitely...
Via Frozen Notes
24 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
25 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

News flash: David Backes is sizzling out of the gate

ST. LOUIS -- You remember that first paper you had to do in the new school year: "How I spent my summer vacation." Well, a funny thing happened to David Backes last summer ... Team management urged the 6-foot-3, 221-pound captain of the St. Louis Blues to tone down the weightlifting. To limit the weight training to hockey-specific tasks -- more on the ice and feeling...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss
SELFISHNESS AND COMPLACENCY

Blues captain rips teammates

Blues captain David Backes called out his teammates after the team got done with a "homestand from hell" as his coach called it.

Via NESN.com
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

David Backes ejected for alleged hit to head, but officials blew the call (Video)

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes was ejected from Friday night's game at Joe Louis Arena after receiving a match penalty for allegedly delivering an illegal hit to the head of Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kent Huskins. However, it would appear that the Blues got the short end of a horrendous call by NHL referees Chris Lee and Ian Walsh, as replay clearly shows Backes hit...
Via Holdout Sports
February 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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