David Backes News
Backes (illness) will make his season debut on Thursday.
Backes missed the first five games of the season but will draw back into the lineup tonight vs. the Canucks. Backes will skate on the Bruins’ third line with Sean Kuraly and Tim Schaller. He will look to bounce back after a disappointing debut season with the Bruins that saw him score 17 goals and 21 assists (38 points) in 74 games.
Backes (illness) was on the ice for Tusday’s practice; “potentially an option” for Thursday’s game.
Backes missed the first five games of the season with diverticulitis but skated on the Bruins’ third-line during Tuesday’s practice and could make his season debut on Thursday. Backes had 17 goals and 21 assists (38 points) in 74 games with the Bruins last season.
The Bruins have placed David Backes (illness) on IR.
Backes was diagnosed with diverticulitis and is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks, so moving him to IR was a no-brainer for the Bruins who needed to open up a roster spot to activate Torey Krug for Monday’s game. Look for Backes to be back in late-October/early-November.
Backes (illness) will not play Thursday vs. the Predators.
Backes missed Wednesday’s practice and today’s optional morning skate because he is “under the weather.” The physical centre turned winger will miss the season opener, but could be available for their second game which isn’t until next Monday.
Backes missed Tuesday’s practice because of an illness.
The Bruins announced that Backes was “under the weather” and missed Wednesday’s practice session as a result. This obviously puts his status for Thursday’s game in question, but monitor his availability during the morning skate.
Backes (illness) will be a game-time decision on Monday.
Backes missed the Bruins' morning skate and is listed as a game-time decision for tonight's game vs. the Maple Leafs. It is a crucial game for both teams so expect Backes to gut it out and be in the lineup.
Backes (concussion) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Backes has missed the last three games with a concussion, but has practiced for a few days in a row, which is a good sign that he will be available tonight. However, he has to be medically cleared and is listed as a game-time decision. If Backes does play, expect him to skate on the second line with David Krejci and Ryan Spooner.
Backes (concussion) took part in the morning skate, but will not play vs. the Oilers.
Backes left Thursday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Backes played 3:10 TOI before he left yesterday’s game in Buffalo. The Bruins did not have any update on Backes’ status post-game, so expect an update prior to tomorrow’s game vs. the Sabres. If he can’t play,, expect Jimmy Hayes to draw into the lineup.
Backes (elbow) will return to the Bruins' lineup on Saturday.
Backes has missed the last five games after undergoing an elbow procedure, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Rangers. Backes will skate on the Bruins’ second line and second power-play unit—he has two goals and two assists in five games this season.
Backes (elbow) could resume skating on Tuesday; expected to miss at least two more games.
Backes has missed the last three games after undergoing an elbow procedure, but it looks like he won’t play on the Bruins’ trip to Florida (TUE @ FLA, THU @ TBL) and the earliest he might return is Saturday vs. the Rangers. Monitor Backes’ status as the week progresses.
Backes underwent a procedure on his elbow and will miss at least two more games.
Backes underwent the removal of the olecranon bursa from his elbow on Monday and will be re-evaluated after the weekend, which means he will miss tonight’s game vs. the Rangers and Saturday’s game against the Red Wings. With Backes out, the Bruins have recalled Austin Czarnik from Providence (AHL).
Backes (undisclosed) will not play on Tuesday; listed as day-to-day.
Backes missed the Bruins’ morning skate and will be held out of Tuesday’s game with a minor injury. With Backes out, Matt Beleskey will be bumped into the top-6.