David Backes

#42 RW / Boston Bruins / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 221 lb Age: 33 College: Minnesota State

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  • Bruins' David Backes: Lands on IR
    By RotoWire Staff

    Backes (illness) was designated for injured reserve Thursday. Considering Backes is expected to miss eight weeks following surgery to remove a portion of his colon, it shouldn't come as a surprise the team placed him on IR. How the lineup shakes out long term without the talented winger remains to be seen, but for now, the club has called up Austin Czarnik from AHL Providence.

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  • Bruins' David Backes: Facing extended absence
    By RotoWire Staff

    Backes will undergo an operation that will remove a portion of his colon Thursday and will be sidelined for the next eight weeks. Backes and the team decided to go ahead with the surgery in order to best manage his health, as we learned in the team's release that the player's bout with diverticulitis in October was his second episode in as many months. An eight-week absence gives Backes a chance to return before the conclusion of 2017, but until he's able to return, Boston will be missing another centerman, with David Krejci (back) and Ryan Spooner (groin) already out.

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  • Bruins' David Backes: Moves up in lineup
    By RotoWire Staff

    Backes will center the team's second line Thursday against San Jose, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. With David Krejci set to miss Boston's next two games with an upper-body injury, Backes will find himself in a prominent 5-on-5 role for the first time this season. Backes is a tough player that's willing to win puck battles while still contributing on offense, though his limited skating ability could detract from the play of his fleet-of-foot wingers David Pastrnak and Jake DeBrusk.

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  • Bruins' David Backes: Back in action Thursday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Backes (illness) will return for Thursday's home contest against the visiting Canucks. After he practiced for two consecutive days, the B's have decided that their versatile, power-play forward is all systems go for his season debut. Expect Backes to line up on the third line opposite left-wing grinder Tim Schaller while being centered by 2017 playoff breakout performer Sean Kuraly. This bottom-six assignment isn't conducive to Backes' chances of making a serious splash in fantasy, but he did produce a decent 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) in 74 games with the B's last season and could be a worthy plug once he gets settled in.

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  • Bruins' David Backes: Continuing progress
    By RotoWire Staff

    Backes (illness) practiced for the second consecutive day Wednesday and could return to the lineup Thursday against Vancouver. The second-year Bruin has yet to play in 2017-18 due to a case of diverticulitis, though he skated on the team's fourth line and second power-play unit during Wednesday's practice. If Backes continues in these roles during Thursday's morning skate, expect him to dress for the tilt with Vancouver and push Matt Beleskey or Frank Vatrano out of the lineup.

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