David Backes RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Backes grateful for quick bandage, but not likely to play on road trip

    Boston Herald "Brandon Carlo was sitting in the medical room at Tampa’s Amalie Arena about to have a cut over his left eye stitched up. It was a fairly routine hockey injury. But what came bursting through the door last Saturday was anything but routine. It was a frantic David Backes, and he was clutching a..." March 21

  • Bruins' David Backes cut by skate blade in net-front collision, leaves game

    Sporting News "Bruins forward David Backes rushed off the ice clutching his bleeding right leg following a frightening collision Saturday against the Lightning. Yanni Gourde’s skate blade appeared to cut Backes near his knee or thigh as the two tumbled into the Tampa night at full speed toward the end of the..." March 18

  • David Backes accepts suspension, says he 'wasn’t intending to hurt' Nielsen

    Boston Herald "David Backes accepted his three-game suspension that was handed down on Wednesday by the NHL with a touch of remorse. Backes felt the league's wrath for delivering a blow to the head of Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen in the first period of the Bruins' 6-5 overtime victory on Tuesday...." March 08

  • Backes to have hearing after interference call on Red Wings' Nielsen

    The Score "David Backes will appear before the Department of Player Safety. The Boston Bruins forward is facing supplementary discipline as a result of an interference call on Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen during Tuesday's contest. " March 07

  • David Backes, Boston Bruins forward, suspended three games for hit on Detroit Red Wings F Frans Nielsen

    Mass Live "The Boston Bruins are going to lose another key contributor up front for a couple of games, but this one isn't due to injury. Veteran forward David Backes was suspended three games by the NHL Wednesday evening after landing a high hit against Detroit Red Wings forward Frans Nielsen during..." March 07

  • Backes okay after Anaheim's Nick Ritchie's late hit

    NBC Sports Boston "David Backes said he was thankfully okay after spending time in the quiet room at the end of last night’s 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks, but not very happy there was no call on the play that put him there. Backes was leveled by Anaheim forward Nick Ritchie in the waning minutes of the third..." January 31

  • 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