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David Backes is day-to-day with a lower-body injury

Apr 8, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

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The St. Louis Blues are facing some of – if not the – toughest times of their impressive 2013-14 season during its last week or so. If it wasn’t enough that they lost their third game in a row on Tuesday, it also appears that rugged captain David Backes suffered an injury.

The team labels him day-to-day with a lower-body injury, as’s Lou Korac reports.

It’s unclear how severe the injury is beyond that vague reading. Many believe that Backes, 29, was injured when he took a shot off his foot.

It’s been one of the American forward’s best seasons, as he has 27 goals (his third-best total, as he hit 31 twice in his career) and 57 points (second only to 62 scored in 2010-11). Backes already set career-highs in power-play goals (10) and game-winners (five) this season.

It will be interesting to see how St. Louis handles this situation if it’s a judgment call. They only have three games left and already clinched a playoff spot, but quite a few seedings races could go sour. Their once-firm grip on the Central Division seems to be slipping a bit (opening up the possibility of a first-round series against Chicago, they may also lose out on the West’s top seed and the Presidents’ Trophy is that much tougher to grasp with Boston three points ahead of them.

Perhaps Backes will be just fine or clearly too injured to make it a difficult decision, but if not, the Blues may face a tough judgment call toward the end of the regular season.

  1. mp1131211 - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:06 AM

    I think he’s butt hurt. Rugged? Not quite….

  2. blomfeld - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:08 AM



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  3. petermanpeter - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:29 AM


  4. slysipops - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:43 AM

    i wish i could say i feel sorry for him………………. ah, no i don’t !

  5. muckleflugga - Apr 9, 2014 at 12:47 AM

    good spot blomfeld … brave too

    i’ve got to admit they’re getting better … better
    a little better all the time … it can’t get more worse
    i have to admit they’re getting better … better

    getting so much better all the time
    it’s getting better all the time

    better, better, better
    canucks are getting better all the time

    better, better, better

    • blomfeld - Apr 9, 2014 at 1:52 AM

      “Things are going to happen” …

      Washington to Husband E Kimmel ‘C/C Pacific Fleet’ only days before Dec 7th, 1941


      Friend, good times are about to descend upon Canuckle Nation here in the morn, I guarantee it ! :) That being said however, what song is it that you reference in your post above ? (ie: it’s getting better all the time) … could this be a reference to the Mind Benders ‘catchy’ little number’ at the end of TO SIR WITH LOVE ? … please do elucidate for the benefit of all eh ? …

  6. mackattack29 - Apr 9, 2014 at 2:29 AM

    Glad he’s hurt. Deserves it.

    • wannabebluesplayer - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      Wow…you’re glad a human being is hurt. You’re quite the stand up guy aren’t you.

  7. valoisvipers - Apr 9, 2014 at 8:39 AM

    Bad Karma for Backes’s cheap punk shot on MacKinnon.

  8. muckleflugga - Apr 9, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    off topic alert …


    fantastic clip, great memories … i watch the movie still … to sir with love came out the year leafs last won a cup –talk about ancient

    judy geeson was a smasher no doubt and still is … oooooh chubby city in the day … i saw the movie in montréal in 1967 then spent the following term in grade twelve doing my best to look and sound like denham

    ibieiniid was waxing nostalgic about his upbringing as jerseyite v. yinzer … my parents were scots and what you see in that movie parallels our language and mannerisms and more importantly the hair

    that aside lyrics i quoted are from what many consider the greatest rock and roll album ever made … sgt. pepper’s lonely hearts club band … i’d throw in the beatles [ white album ] and abbey road but i was still a teen soooooo i was impressionable

    hell, beatles only sold three billion three hundred million albums so who knows

    they’re getting better all the time

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