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Position
C
 
Jersey
42
Name  David Backes
Born  5/1/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  221
Shoots  R
4/5/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes had a power-play goal in the, 2-1, victory over the Blackhawks on Sunday.
Insight: Backes tied the game at one with his goal about six minutes into the second period. Olli Jokinen scored the game-winner about nine minutes later. Backes has 26 goals and 31 assists in 78 games this season.
 
3/18/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Blues center David Backes recorded three goals during Tuesday's victory over the Flames.
Insight: He had one goal and two assists, along with three shots and a plus-three rating on the night. Backes now has 24 goals, 51 points, 96 penalty minutes, and a plus-eight rating through 69 games.
 
2/24/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored his 20th goal of the season in the loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Insight: Backes had three shots on net and was one of three Blues players with a positive plus/minus. In addition to his 20 goals, Backes has 21 assists and 86 penalty minutes in 59 games this season.
 
2/12/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes notched two points during Thursday's win over the Lightning.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with four shots, four penalty minutes, and a plus-three rating. Backes is a top-40 option, with 19 goals, 40 points, and 70 penalty minutes.
 
1/30/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored a goal versus the Hurricanes on Friday.
Insight: Backes gave St. Louis a, 2-0, lead just over three minutes into the game, but the Blues didn't score again. Carolina came back to tie it, and St. Louis won in a shootout, 3-2. Backes has 17 goals and 18 assists in 47 games this season.
 
1/13/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's victory over the Oilers.
Insight: Backes scored in the first period and then added an assist in the third period. Backes has 15 goals and 14 assists in 42 games this season.
 
1/7/2015 9:40:00 AM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored a hat trick in the, 6-0, thrashing of the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: Actually, Backes scored four goals, two on the power play and two on even strength. Backes now has 13 goals and 10 assists in 39 games this season.
 
11/30/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Blues center David Backes scored in the third period to tie Saturday night's game against the Wild, and St. Louis won it in a shootout, 3-2.
Insight: The score was Backes' seventh of the season and came off a pass from Patrik Berglund. Backes has four assists and a minus-one rating to go with his seven goals this season.
 
10/4/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Blues center David Backes should produce around 50-60 points in 2014-15.
Insight: He had 57 points (27 goals, 30 assists) in 74 games last season, along with a +14 rating and 119 penalty minutes. Backes should be scooped up starting in the fourth or fifth round.
 
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.
 

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