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David Backes | Center

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: Minnesota State U-Mankato
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David Backes (foot) didn't skate Tuesday.
Patrik Berglund (upper body) and Vladimir Sobotka (lower body) were also absent from the session. St. Louis hosts Chicago in Game 1 of their opening-round series on Thursday, so the wounded Blues still have some time to get healthy. Apr 16 - 10:18 AM

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David Backes (foot) should be ready to play in St. Louis' playoff opener Thursday night.

The Blues didn't skate Monday so there weren't any injury updates, but it's expected that Backes will be available. He sat out the last three games of the regular season with a foot injury.
Apr 14 - 6:13 PM

David Backes has been seen wearing a walking boot and he may not be available to play before the regular season is over.

"He is going to be out for potentially three games and then play," said coach Ken Hitchcock, suggesting that Backes could be ready when the playoffs begin. He was injured Tuesday night after his left foot was struck by a shot from teammate Alexander Steen.
Apr 10 - 5:49 PM

David Backes (lower body) won't be available for Thursday's game against Minnesota.

Backes suffered the injury when he was hit by a slap shot during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Washington. On the plus side, he might be back on Friday. He has 57 points and 119 penalty minutes in 74 games this season.
Apr 9 - 1:48 PM

David Backes sustained a lower-body injury during the Blues' 4-1 loss to Washington on Tuesday night.

Backes was hit by an Alexander Steen slap shot and left the game after one more shift. The Blues' captain has 27 goals and 57 points through 74 games, and is listed as day-to-day.
Apr 9 - 2:25 AM

David Backes finished Saturday's 4-0 loss against Colorado with 16 penalty minutes.

Backes was handed separate minors for roughing, hooking, and cross-checking. With that last penalty he was also given a misconduct. Backes now has 56 points and 115 penalty minutes in 72 games in 2013-14.
Apr 5 - 5:11 PM

David Backes had an assist in St. Louis' 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars Saturday night.

Backes is on a four-game point streak. He now has 27 goals and 56 points in 69 games in 2013-14.
Mar 30 - 10:58 AM

Coach Ken Hitchcock doesn't think David Backes gives himself enough credit for his capabilities on offense.

"I think that's one of the things that's really evolved in his game," Hitchcock said. "He's not just a checker, he's a guy that can play in both ends of the rink. He's very good offensively, he's underrated offensively. I think people are starting to see that." He's surpassed the 60-point mark once in his career and he's on pace to do it again in 2013-14. Backes is also four goals away from tying his personal best of 31.
Mar 27 - 12:04 PM

David Backes fired home a hat trick in Tuesday night’s 5-3 road win over the Maple Leafs.

Backes and his linemates T.J. Oshie and Alex Steen combined for nine points against a reeling Toronto squad. Backes now has 27 goals and 53 points through 67 games this season to go along with 14 multi-point games.
Mar 25 - 10:12 PM

Only one player scored a goal in the St. Louis Blues' 1-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday: David Backes.

He tipped in the game-winning goal just outside the window of it being a power-play goal, but it was obviously a GWG. Backes has 24 goals and 50 points in 66 games this season. The rugged forward also had six hits, three SOG and two PIM tonight.
Mar 23 - 4:23 PM

David Backes buried a pair of goals for the Blues in Monday's 3-1 win over Winnipeg.

Backes registered his 22nd and 23rd markers of the season, giving him 49 points in 63 games. He's now 13 points away from reaching his career-best of 62, which he totaled in the 2010-11 campaign. Brenden Morrow's 11th tally of the season was the only other goal for the Blues in the victory.
Mar 17 - 10:48 PM

David Backes netted his 21st goal of the season in a 2-1 victory over Colorado on Saturday.

The marker ended a seven-game goal drought for the Blues captain. Patrik Berglund produced the game-winning goal, while T.J. Oshie, Kevin Shattenkirk, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz chipped in with an assist each.
Mar 8 - 5:51 PM

David Backes collected a pair of assists in Tuesday's comeback win versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He had gone five straight games without picking up a point going into Tuesday's match. Backes has 20 goals and 44 points in 56 games this campaign. He should get back on track soon.
Mar 5 - 11:10 AM

David Backes netted the game-winning goal and added an assist to help get the United States into the semifinals of the Olympics on Wednesday.

He also won 10 of 14 faceoffs in the match. Backes has three goals and four points in four games for the United States at the tournament. Team USA will face Canada in the semifinals on Friday.
Feb 19 - 2:49 PM

David Backes scored a goal in the Blues' 4-3 shootout win on Saturday.

Backes has only been held off the scoresheet in one of his last six contests. He has 19 goals and 41 points in 49 games this season. That puts him in position to challenge his career-high of 62 points set in 2010-11.
Feb 2 - 11:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Backes
2Patrik Berglund
3Vladimir Sobotka
4Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Brenden Morrow
4Steve Ott
5Magnus Paajarvi
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Derek Roy
4Keith Aucoin
5Dmitrij Jaskin
6Adam Cracknell
7Ryan Reaves
8Chris Porter
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Barret Jackman
5Roman Polak
6Jordan Leopold
7Ian Cole
8Carlo Colaiacovo
G1Ryan Miller
2Brian Elliott
3Niklas Lundstrom