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David Backes | Center | #42

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 221
College: Minnesota State U-Mankato
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (62) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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David Backes is having a great season in Boston.
He picked up another assist during Saturday's 2-1 win over the Sabres. Backes is up to six goals and 11 points in 20 games thus far. Dec 3 - 8:03 PM

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David Backes just keeps scoring.

It's been an up-and-down season for Backes who has lost a bit of time due to injury. He's now up to five goals and nine points in 17 games this season, which is pretty good all things considered.
Nov 27 - 5:03 PM

David Backes opened the scoring in a 4-2 loss to his old team, the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

Backes was able to pot in a rebound on the power-play after Allen stopped Torey Krug's shot from the point. The goal was Backes' fourth of the year, and first on the power-play. Before the game, Backes admitted to it being a weird experience playing against his former team. We wonder how it felt scoring against them. His goal was also the 20,000th goal in Boston Bruins history. Dominic Moore added a short-handed goal for the Bruins.
Nov 22 - 10:12 PM

David Backes will play against his former St. Louis teammates on Tuesday for the first time.

"My plan is to live in the moment and enjoy every second," Backes said. "I just want to do what I can to help our team win, not think too much, and whatever happens will happen and we'll move on after that." He inked a five-year, $30 million contract with the Bruins in the summer after 10 seasons with the Blues. Backes has three goals and seven points in 13 contests with Boston this campaign.
Nov 22 - 12:04 PM

David Backes picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over Columbus.

He potted his third goal of the year during the second period to give the Bruins a 5-1 lead, but before that his secondary helper on Torey Krug's marker tied the game. Backes didn't have a point in his previous three games since returning to the lineup from elbow surgery.
Nov 11 - 7:32 AM

David Backes returned to action Saturday night on a line with David Krejci and Ryan Spooner.

Backes had surgery to remove the olecranon bursa from his elbow in late October and he has a post-injury maitnenance program that need be followed. It might take Backes a few games before he regains his form. Bear that in mind when setting your rosterfor the next week.
Nov 6 - 9:31 AM

After missing five games with an elbow injury, David Backes will return to the Bruins as they take on the Rangers on Saturday.

"I'm excited, if you can't tell, to play in the game," Backes said after the morning skate. He's been everything and more for the Bruins through five games with two goals, four points, 11 PIMs and 20 hits. He's a must-play in all formats.
Nov 5 - 3:08 PM

David Backes (elbow) skated on his own Wednesday.

He remains sidelined after he had a procedure on his elbow and won't be in the lineup on Thursday night. It's still uncertain when he will be available to return to the lineup, but he is considered day-to-day.
Nov 3 - 9:26 AM

David Backes isn't likely to play in Boston's next two games, including Tuesday's match against Florida.

"He's getting better," coach Claude Julien said. "I would say doubtful for these next two games. When I say doubtful, it doesn't mean it's impossible (that he'd play against Tampa Bay). If everything goes well, he should start skating in the next day or two." He underwent surgery to remove the bursa sac in one of his elbows eight days ago.
Nov 1 - 7:26 AM

David Backes won't play in Saturday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

Backes had a procedure done on his elbow and remained hospitalized for a few days after the surgery. He didn't accompany his teammates on the trip to Detroit, but head coach Claude Julien believes he could rejoin the team at some point next week.
Oct 29 - 11:52 AM

Bruins coach Claude Julien isn't ready to rule David Backes (elbow) out for Saturday's game.

Backes underwent an elbow procedure and Bruins GM Don Sweeney said that his condition will be updated after the weekend, so it would be surprising if he does play Saturday. That being said, the fact that Julien considers Backes questionable for Saturday's contest could be an indication that Backes isn't expected to miss much time due to this injury.
Oct 26 - 12:46 PM

David Backes' undisclosed injury is an elbow condition.

"David Backes underwent the removal of the olecranon bursa from his elbow on Monday, October 24. His condition will be updated after the weekend," Bruins GM Don Sweeney explained. In other words, Backes should be ruled out for Wednesday and Saturday's games at the least. The Bruins have called up Austin Czarnik to provide them with another forward while Backes is unavailable.
Oct 26 - 12:07 PM

David Backes (undisclosed) won't play Tuesday night.

Coach Claude Julien called Backes' injury "a minor issue." Backes is listed as day-to-day.
Oct 25 - 2:33 PM

David Backes is expected to return to right wing alongside David Krejci when Patrice Bergeron is ready to return to the lineup.

The move should help out Krejci, who has been held to an assist and three shots in the first three games of the season. The duo could be joined by Matt Beleskey.
Oct 19 - 9:41 AM

David Backes cut up his right hand on Toronto center Nazem Kadri's visor Saturday night, but he appears to be fine.

He stayed in the game after his first-period fisticuffs. Backes had fighting majors against Kadri, Jonathan Toews and Jamie Benn last season en route to 83 penalty minutes. He has three points in two games with the Bruins this year.
Oct 17 - 9:34 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3David Backes
4Ryan Spooner
5Austin Czarnik
6Dominic Moore
7Tim Schaller
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Noel Acciari
4Anton Blidh
5Frank Vatrano
RW1David Pastrnak
2Jimmy Hayes
3Riley Nash
4Brian Ferlin
D1Torey Krug
2Zdeno Chara
3Adam McQuaid
4Brandon Carlo
5John-Michael Liles
6Kevan Miller
7Colin Miller
8Tommy Cross
9Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin