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Burgeoning Blues get Backes, Leopold back

Jan 4, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues seemed pretty formidable even with some noteworthy players out of the lineup, so they could be even scarier with a couple back. They’ll get captain David Backes and defenseman Jordan Leopold back against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Backes, 29, missed the last three games with an upper-body injury that may or may not be related to a similar injury from earlier this season.

Leopold, 33, sat out 26 contests thanks to surgery on his right hand.

These two returns continues a healthier upswing for St. Louis, as they got Ryan Reaves back on Thursday.

That’s not to say the Blues are at full-strength, however, as Jake Allen is backing up Brian Elliott because Jaroslav Halak continues to struggle with his illness. With a four-game winning streak and victories in six of their last seven contests (6-0-1), the Blues haven’t exactly been hurting, but it never hurts to get valuable players back.


  1. blomfeld - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:05 AM


    Hey man, can’t wait til we get a crack again at these primates eh ??? :) :) :) :) :)

    • jhaegs - Jan 5, 2014 at 1:54 AM

      Shutup blomfeld. Your team is nothing but goons. Humans are primates- please try to understand, as I’ve said it 5 times.

      • blomfeld - Jan 5, 2014 at 3:21 AM


        Listen Jhag … stop chasing after me here at PHT like some demented & bloodthirsty Praetorian ape guard ! … I’ll have you know that PHT is a ‘free & democratic’ sports website which upholds the principles of free speech and fair comment like no other on the internet … and therefore your ‘boorish’ and ‘predatory’ behavior is not welcome here … so ‘stand down’ right now ! … say again ‘stand down’ right now ! …

        ps: and get your stinking paws of of me you damned dirty Blue !

      • jhaegs - Jan 5, 2014 at 8:53 AM

        Chasing you? Is your team the Blues or the Blue Jackets? No.

        You’re trolling the Blues articles. If you want to talk about hockey, go ahead and post something. If not, then GTFO.

  2. cardsandbluesforever - Jan 5, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    these “primates” embarrassed your precious kings the other night.. and no quick wouldn’t have made one bit of difference if he were in the game- we would have lit him up like a Christmas tree too.

    do all the commenters on PHT have to start mercilessly trolling all kings related articles with replies cheering on their own teams to get you to realize what an asshole you are?

    blomfried is an embarrassment and total insult to all legitimate kings fans.

    • blomfeld - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:12 PM


      *** earlier today at a sporting goods store ***

      Jhag & CardsandBlues: hi asshole … listen, do you sell men’s hockey brassieres here ?

      Blomfeld: guards, kindly show these men to our ‘lingerie’ department …

      Guards: oh yes … come this way friends !

      Jhag & CardsandBlues: wait a minute … whats going on here ?

      Guards: shut up you freaks ! … KAPOW !! .. KABOOM !! .. KAZAAM !!

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