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Blues get captain David Backes back tonight

Apr 25, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

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St. Louis Blues captain David Backes hasn’t played since he was the victim of a high hit by Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook on Saturday. That will change tonight when St. Louis takes on Chicago in Game 5 of the first round series.

Backes is taking part in St. Louis’ pregame warmups and will be in the lineup, per CBS Sports’ Andy Strickland.

Getting the gritty 29-year-old forward back is naturally a big development for the Blues after they lost back-to-back contests to Chicago without him. The series is now tied at 2-2.

This is also surprising news given that he wasn’t on the ice for the team’s morning skate. At the time, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock insisted that reporters shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

“Like I said in Chicago, there are lots of rinks here in St. Louis too. You never know. Might just jump on the ice and be there,” said Hitchcock, according to CSN Chicago.

  1. boyofzimmer - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Wakey, wakey…

  2. comeonnowguys - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Hey, look, Mr Clean and Hard Hitting cross – checked Hossa into the crossbar after Hossa scored.

  3. jpat2424 - Apr 25, 2014 at 8:49 PM

    Wakey wakey should have gotten a penalty after hossa’s goal. Go figure.

  4. esracerx46 - Apr 25, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    First shift loses an edge and falls awkwardly into the boards…hmm

  5. sburns20 - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Yeah i didn’t think you could hit someone into the net after they scored on you. Guess those things were more true then people wanted to believe in regards to Backes

  6. savior72 - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:36 PM

    Eff u bandwagon Blackhawk beeotches

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 25, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      Clearly a contributor to the Bickell Bounty started by that radio station this afternoon.

    • blackhawksdynasty - Apr 25, 2014 at 11:16 PM

      Whaddya know….

      HAWKS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  7. nyakieee - Apr 26, 2014 at 12:51 AM

    Ahahahaha wackey wackey!!! Who is your daddy? You dirty Backes trying to hit anyone on the ice, to make him feel good. Ahahahahahahahahahaha

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