David Backes RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Blues' David Backes: 'Nothing holding me back'

    CBS Sports "Backes (lower body) said there's "nothing hold me back at this point" and is expected to be ready for the postseason, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports." April 10

  • Blues' GM: Trading Backes 'would be an injustice' to teammates

    The Score "St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has no interest in dealing captain David Backes ahead of the trade deadline. Though the 31-year-old center's had an underwhelming season with just 15 goals and 33 points through 63 games, Armstrong hasn't toyed with the idea of asking Backes to..." February 26

  • Blues won’t re-sign Backes before deadline

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues general manager Doug Armstrong will not be afforded the opportunity he had hoped for a month ago, to get a gauge on his team at full strength before the NHL trade deadline. With injuries to Alex Pietrangelo, Alexander Steen and Brian Elliott in the last three weeks, he acknowledged that his..." February 26

  • Blues, Backes hope to work out a deal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "David Backes remembers thinking to himself after signing a five-year contract extension in November 2010 that the deal would last “forever.” For Backes, then 26, it was the beginning of many thrills. He was invited by Team USA to the first of two Olympics in 2010, selected for his first..." January 25

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