David Backes RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bruins' David Backes has elbow procedure, to sit weekend

    ESPN "Bruins forward David Backes will miss at least the next two games after having a minor procedure on his arm, the team announced Wednesday. Backes, 32, missed the Bruins' 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday at TD Garden and will not be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the New..." October 26

  • Backes opines on Kaepernick's protests, will always salute U.S. flag

    USA Today "On a day when U.S. President Barack Obama said it was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s constitutional right to not stand during the national anthem, John Tortorella talked about it being an “honor” to be America’s coach at the World Cup of Hockey. “It is hockey, but I also..." September 06

  • Bergeron, Marchand sold Backes on Boston

    NHL.com "When David Backes was in college, he wanted an animal or two to have around the house and keep him company. But as a seemingly young and maturing student, taking on such an important responsibility was not quite feasible. Backes, instead, decided the next best thing would be to volunteer at the..." July 28

  • David Backes ultimately didn’t return to the Blues because they didn’t agree to a fifth year on his contract

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Within hours of David Backes’ decision to leave the Blues Friday, the team released a video tribute to say “thank you” to the decade-long member of the organization. The minute-long collage opened with the first goal of Backes’ career, a backhander against Los Angeles on Dec. 21, 2006. “It..." July 03

  • Bruins' Backes: My one regret is not winning a Cup with Blues

    The Score "After spending his entire NHL career in one city, now-former Blues captain David Backes is heading to the Boston Bruins after signing a five-year contract on the first day of free agency, but the city of St. Louis remains close to his heart. Attending a St. Louis Cardinals game Friday, Backes..." July 02

  • Bruins Agree To Five-Year Deal With Free Agent David Backes

    CBS Boston "The Boston Bruins kicked off NHL free agency with a big move, agreeing to terms with free agent forward David Backes. TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported the news on Twitter as a one-year deal, but the terms were quickly announced as five years and $30 million." July 01

  • Blues and pending UFA Backes ‘haven’t been able to find that common ground’

    Pro Hockey Talk "As a pending unrestricted free agent, the prospect of David Backes re-signing with the St. Louis Blues doesn’t seem too promising as July 1 approaches. At the age of 32, Backes has played his entire NHL career so far in St. Louis. As the Blues’ captain, he scored 21 goals and 45 points in 79..." June 19

  • Sharks' Vlasic donates to charity in honor of Blues' great season

    The Score "Marc-Edouard Vlasic is keeping it classy. After helping defeat the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Finals, the San Jose Sharks defenseman made a donation to Athletes for Animals, a charity kick started by David Backes and his wife Kelly." May 28

  • Backes certainly wants to re-sign with Blues

    The Score "The captain has no desire to jump ship. After helping the St. Louis Blues come close to the Stanley Cup, David Backes doesn't appear set on testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent come July 1, preferring instead to re-sign with the club." May 28

  • Blues not saying whether Backes, Fabbri will play in Game 5

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Injured Blues forwards David Backes and Robby Fabbri will both skate in the pre-game warmup for Game 5 tonight at Scottrade Center. But whether or not Backes (upper-body injury) and Fabbri (lower-body) will be in the lineup against San Jose, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock chose his words carefully..." May 23

  • Blues captain David Backes injured in Game 4 victory over Sharks

    ESPN "The St. Louis Blues lost captain David Backes for a majority of their 6-3 Game 4 win over the San Jose Sharks to an undisclosed injury. He played only 5:34 in the win and sat on the bench for the entire second and third periods." May 22

  • Hitchcock says Backes and Fabbri ‘should be good to go’ for Game 5

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues won Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday night, but it certainly came at a price. Both David Backes and Robby Fabbri were unable to finish the game. Fabbri suffered an undisclosed injury after he was hit by Sharks forward Tommy Wingels. The Blues forward didn’t..." May 22