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Backes is eligible to return to the Bruins lineup on Saturday.

Backes has finished serving his three-game suspension and is set to return to the Bruins lineup vs. the Sabres. Backes brings very little offence to the table at this point in his career, having picked up just 10 points (3G / 7A) in 33 games this season.

Source: Joe McDonald 01/4/19, 1:17 pm EST

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Backes (upper-body) skated on Monday; targeting a return on Saturday.

Backes has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury and will not play on Tuesday. Despite returning to practice, Backes won’t play tomorrow but is targeting a return to the lineup on Saturday. Backes has not registered a point in seven games this year.

Source: @NHLBruins 10/29/18, 12:59 pm EST

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Backes has no timetable for his return from an upper-body injury.

Backes will miss his second straight game on Thursday and the Bruins are unsure how long their veteran forward will be sidelined. Ryan Donato and Anders Bjork have been swapping spots in the lineup, but with Backes out, they’ll both play.

Source: @NHLBruins 10/25/18, 12:48 pm EST

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Backes will miss at least a couple of games with a leg laceration.

Backes needed 18 stitches to close up a wind that was caused by a skate blade in Saturday’s win over the Lightning. Bruins’ GM Don Sweeney confirmed that Backes isn’t “day-to-day” as they wait to see how the gash heals. The recently signed Ryan Donato could make his NHL debut in Backes’ place on Monday.

Source: Joe Haggerty 03/19/18, 9:55 am EST

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Backes (undisclosed) practiced on Wednesday after leaving Tuesday’s game early.

Backes left Tuesday’s game after being hit by Nick Ritchie but was back on the ice this morning, which suggests that he’ll be ready to go on Thursday. Backes has cooled off considerably recently, picking up just two assists in his last eight games.

Source: @NHLBruins 01/31/18, 11:49 am EST

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Backes (illness) will play for the first time since October 30th.

Backes has missed nearly one month with diverticulitis but will draw back in tonight vs. the Lightning. Backes has appeared in just five games this season, registering one assist, but his return drastically help the Bruins forward group that continues to battle injuries. Backes will centre the second line with Danton Heinen and Riley Nash on his wings.

Source: @NHLBruins 11/29/17, 6:47 am EST

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Backes will undergo surgery to remove a portion of his colon; expected to miss eight weeks.

Backes missed the start of the season due to diverticulitis and it will now force him to undergo surgery to remove part of his colon. This is a terrible break for Backes, who will be out until late-December/early-January, but is critical for his long-term health.

Source: @NHLBruins 11/1/17, 7:10 am EST

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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.

Source: Joe Haggerty 10/19/17, 11:03 am EST

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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.

Source: Mike Loftus 10/17/17, 11:57 am EST

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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.

Source: Boston Bruins 10/9/17, 7:15 am EST

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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.

Source: Joe Haggerty 10/5/17, 8:23 am EST

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