David Backes

#42 RW / St. Louis Blues / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 221 lb Age: 31 College: Minnesota State

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Blues' David Backes: Snaps scoring drought with multi-point effort

    Backes scored his 13th goal of the season and had an assist in Friday's win over Florida. A much-needed offensive outburst from Backes, who had gone six straight games without a point. The 31-year-old continues to skate on the second line and has managed 13 goals and 30 points in 57 games this season. He's not the 30-goal-scorer he once was, but with four power-play tallies and 55 PIM, he remains a decent fantasy option.

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    Blues' David Backes: Tallies two assists Wednesday

    Backes chipped in with assists on both St. Louis goals Wednesday in a 2-1 win over Detroit. Backes has been reasonably productive of late, recording four points in his last five games. He's still having a bit of a rough season by his standards with 28 points in 50 contests, but the veteran power forward is still an above-average multi-categorical contributor that'll help out with shots on goal, PIM and hits. Hopefully he can find a way to light the lamp a bit more in the second half, though, as his 12 goals have him on pace for just 20 this season, which would be his lowest total since 2009-10 (17).

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    Blues' David Backes: Pots empty-netter Tuesday

    Backes scored an empty-net goal Tuesday in a 5-2 win over visiting New Jersey. That's 12 goals and 25 points 46 games this season for the American power forward, who has helped round out his decreased scoring production with 39 PIM and 96 shots on goal. The 31-year-old hasn't scored less than 24 goals or 54 points in a full NHL season since 2009-10 and normally eclipses the 100-PIM mark every year, so the fact that he's on pace for 21 goals, 44 points and 70 PIM is likely a letdown for owners that drafted Backes for his prowess across multiple fantasy categories.

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    Blues' David Backes: Leads Blues past Stars

    Backes scored the game-winning goal and added an assist Saturday against the Stars. A strong fantasy night for Backes, who also dropped the gloves, earning himself a five-minute major. The 31-year-old captain has now scored in three straight games and is up to 17 points (nine goals) in 30 games on the year. His strong PIM totals, combined with his 20-30-goal potential makes him a solid all-around fantasy option.

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    Blues' David Backes: Assists game-tying goal

    Backes picked up an assist in the Blues' comeback win Monday against the Sabres. Even with the assist, Backes saw a significant drop in ice time Monday, logging just over 15 minutes, more than four minutes below his season average. His struggle to regain last season's 50-point form persists, managing only two assists in the last four games.

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    Blues' David Backes: Scores two points Wednesday

    Backes scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-5 OT win over the Blackhawks. He also skated to a plus-2 and picked up two PIM. Despite now having only six points in 13 games this season, Backes has been much better of late, scoring three goals and recording an assist while taking seven shots on goal in the last three games -- all against quality opponents in Chicago, L.A. and Minnesota. Aside from his scoring woes, the Blues' captain hasn't been as truculent as usual either, spending just six minutes in the sin bin this year. When all is said and done, though, Backes should still be able to flirt with 50+ points and 100 PIM this year, although it wouldn't be entirely surprising if he fell short given the slow start.

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    Blues' David Backes: Scores twice in OT win

    Backes scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, Saturday against the Wild. It was the first two goals of the season for Backes, who has struggled out of the gate. The 31-year-old has just four points in 11 games and has been skating on the third line. We'd be more optimistic about Saturday's performance if he was shooting more, but Backes has fired just five shots on goal in his last four games, so we can't expect more goals without more shots.

  • Blues' Backes Could Shift To Wing Or Third Line

    News: David Backes' role in the Blues' revamped lineup could be in flux this season depending on how some of the team's younger players develop, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. including a shift to right wing or dropping to the third line.
    Analysis: The St. Louis captain appears to be the forward on the roster most likely to be negatively affected by the changes coach Ken Hitchcock envisions, but there's still much to be determined during training camp. It's quite possible that David Backes will be moved from his usual spot at center to right wing, or drop to the Blues' third line even if he remains at his current position. A potential shift out of the top-six group of forwards would definitely limit Backes' offensive upside going into upcoming season, despite the fact that he registered a more-than-respectable total of 26 goals and 58 points in 2014-15.
  • Blues' Backes Has Big Game 4

    News: David Backes recorded a goal and an assist Wednesday in a 6-1 Game 4 win over Minnesota. He was plus-2 with one shot on goal and three hits in the contest.
    Analysis: These were David Backes' first points on the playoffs; not surprisingly, they came after he was reunited on a line with T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen, his linemates for most of the season. He'll look to carry over this success to Game 5 on Friday at home.
  • Blues' Backes Getting Rested Saturday

    News: David Backes (rest) will not play Saturday against the Wild, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: Both the Blues and Wild are resting a number of key players with their playoff spots secure, while also exhibiting a bit of gamesmanship due to the high probability of the two teams facing each other in the first round. David Backes will finish the regular season with 26 goals and 58 points over 80 games.
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