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Blues captain Backes (upper body) will miss second straight

Dec 18, 2013, 2:09 PM EDT

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David Backes saw one streak end on Wednesday night and on Thursday, he’ll begin another.

Backes, who had his streak of 274 consecutive appearances snapped against San Jose last night, will miss his second straight game on Thursday when the Blues take on Montreal.

The St. Louis captain has been sidelined since colliding with Sens forward Colin Greening during a 3-2 OT loss on Monday. The injury occurred when it appeared Greening’s helmet made contact with Backes’ head, forcing him from the contest while looking wobbly on his skates.

Today, Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock would only say that Backes is out, noting that he hasn’t been cleared to do anything.

The loss is a big one for St. Louis as Backes has been playing remarkably well this season. Prior to getting hurt, he was on pace for career highs in goals and points and was flying on a line with Alexander Steen and T.J. Oshie.

  1. jhaegs - Dec 18, 2013 at 6:29 PM


  2. ovi8hull16 - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    Dammit…. Team USA is going to need him to Captain the squad this year. He was doing so well. I hope he comes back soon without slowing down.

  3. blomfeld - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:32 PM


    Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t this image of Backes ‘consistent’ with one being felled by a sniper’s bullet ? … say from 300 yards ‘plus’ out ? What comrade Halford ‘fails’ to mention in this article friends, is where ‘exactly’ was the animal killer David Booth when this image was taken ?

  4. jhaegs - Dec 19, 2013 at 3:41 AM

    Shutup blomfeld…

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