David Backes RUMORS & NEWS

  • Backes is the silver lining in the dark cloud of Bruins injury news

    NBC Sports Boston "Keeping track of Bruins injuries is a full-time job. Brad Marchand was still wearing a no-contact jersey at practice Saturday and will be out for Sunday’s late-afternoon tilt against the Edmonton Oilers. Anders Bjork (upper body) didn't skate at all and is out for at least the next week...." November 27

  • David Backes skates during Boston Bruins practice 18 days after colon surgery

    Mass Live "It's been less than three weeks since Boston Bruins forward David Backes underwent surgery to remove part of his colon due to diverticulitis, but it didn't take long for the veteran forward to return to the ice. Backes made a surprise appearance during Boston's optional practice Monday morning..." November 21

  • Bruins’ Backes expected to miss eight weeks after colon surgery

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins forward David Backes will undergo colon surgery Thursday and be out of the lineup for approximately eight weeks. Bruins team internist Dr. David Finn has issued the following update: “David Backes will undergo surgery on Thursday, November 2 to remove a portion of his colon...." November 01

  • David Backes returns to practice and eyes return to the Bruins lineup

    Boston Herald "David Backes was raring to go the week of the season opener. With the league a more welcoming place for faster and smaller players, the rugged forward worked on his skating in the offseason and streamlined his bulky physique for today’s NHL. But just a couple of days before the Bruins opener..." October 18

  • Bruins will be without David Backes for 3-4 weeks

    Boston Herald "The Bruins did not start the new season the way they had envisioned. Not only were the B's without their top player Patrice Bergeron, out day-to-day with a lower body injury, and defenseman Torey Krug (broken jaw), but it was learned Thursday night that David Backes would be out at least three..." October 06

  • Bruins' Backes working hard to keep up in younger, quicker NHL

    Boston Globe "David Backes is in a good place, not just because he feels especially sprightly during summer skating sessions. Off the ice, after experiencing perhaps his most turbulent year, Backes has settled into a rhythm ahead of his second Black-and-Gold season. Backes, back in Brighton for Thursday’s..." August 06