DAVID BACKES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Berglund's return softens the blow of Backes' absence

CHICAGO -- The St. Louis Blues won't have captain David Backes in the lineup for Game 3 against the Blackhawks tonight, but they will get center Patrik Berglund back. "Berglund's in, he's playing," Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said following the team's skate Monday morning. "Feels good, he's ready to go." Berglund, who was centering a line with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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St. Louis Captain David Backes Ruled Out For Game 3 Of Blues-Blackhawks Series

The St. Louis Blues will be without their first-line center for Game 3 of the team’s first-round playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night. David Backes has been ruled out after taking a vicious head shot from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook in Game 2. The NHL suspended Seabrook three games for the hit. Backes is out tonight, Berglund is in. #stlbluesâ...
Via NESN.com
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WATCH: Duncan Keith taunts David Backes after dirty hit!

The NHL playoff series between the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues is getting personal, and intense. During Saturday’s game, Chicago’s Brent Seabrook leveled St. Louis captain David Backes with a dirty hit. A video has now surfaced in which you can hear the audio of Chicago’s Duncan Keith taunting Backes after the hit, saying “wakey wakey!” The series heads to Chicago...
Via Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Backes’ status remains unclear

Will David Backes be able to play in Game 3? Better yet, will he be able to return at any point during the series against Chicago? These are the questions Blues fans are asking one day removed from Brent Seabrook’s dirty hit on the St. Louis captain. Backes’ status can be summarized with one word: Uncertainty. Via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, coach Ken Hitchcock isn’t revealing...
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duncan Keith: "Wakey Wakey, Backes!" - Game #2 WCQF 2014

Yesterday evening, Blues forward David Backes was hit hard by Blackhawks defensemen Brent Seabrook. While Backes was getting helped off the ice, it can be seen that Chicago's Duncan Keith is taunting the injured St. Louis captain, shouting "Wakey Wakey Backes!" Keith better have a very, very good excuse for these comments. Otherwise this is a classless act on his part...
Via Talk Hockey
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Player Taunts “Wakey Wakey” At Dazed David Backes After Illegal Hit

In case you missed it yesterday, David Backes took a massive hit from Brent Seabrook towards the end of Game 2 in St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. The Blues forward was extremely shaken up by the hit, which earned Seabrook a game misconduct, and had trouble staying on his feet as a scrum ensued around him. As pointed out by Dave Lozo of Bleacher Report, it appears that an unidentified...
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duncan Keith taunts David Backes after Seabrook’s hit ☆

Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes was probably enough to make your blood boil if you support the St. Louis Blues. If it wasn’t, the Blackhawks taunting Backes after the dirty hit probably did the trick. Jonathan Toews is clearly seen yelling at Backes. The two have plenty of history (see: Toews barfing in the penalty box after Backes pummeled him), so it’s not exactly surprising...
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheap shot on Backes rallies Blues past Blackhawks in Game 2

ST. LOUIS -- The cheap shot heard round the NHL left a standing-room-only crowd stunned on Saturday at Scottrade Center. The Blues? They got angry. But after coughing up a two-goal lead in Game 2 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series against the visiting Blackhawks, they grew even more determined. They wanted to win it for their captain. The Blues turned Brent Seabrook...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reaction to the Brent Seabrook hit on David Backes ☆

Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes was an ugly one. The Chicago defenseman leveled Backes with a shoulder which struck the St. Louis captain in the head. Opinions on the hit have varied, but most agree that the hit deserves some NHL discipline. Here’s the hit if you missed it: Yikes. Here’s what Seabrook said about the hit after the game: Ken Hitchcock added a few thoughts...
Via Frozen Notes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues' David Backes leaves Game 2 with possible concussion after hit to head

St. Louis Blues captain David Backes left Game 2 today with 4:51 to play after a brutal check to the head by Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook. Backes was behind the Blackhawks' net and overskated the puck, as he attempted to curl back towards the puck, Seabrook approached from the circles and leveled Backes with a check to the head.Seabrook's shoulder made contact...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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