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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 (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.

Source: @NHLBruins 01/7/17, 8:11 am EST

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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.

Source: @NHLBruins 12/30/16, 5:39 am EST

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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.

Source: @NHLBruins 11/5/16, 7:21 am EST

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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.

Source: Kevin Paul Dupont 10/31/16, 12:11 pm EST

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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).

Source: Boston Bruins 10/26/16, 6:46 am EST

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The Bruins have signed David Backes to a five-year deal worth $30 million ($6.0M AAV).

Backes spent the first 10 years of his NHL career with the Blues after they drafted him 62nd overall in the 2003 NHL Draft. He had developed into one of the best all-around fantasy centres, but is coming off of a disappointing 45-point (21G / 24A) season, but that did not damage his UFA value. He may shift to the wing in Boston, seeing as their top-2 centre positions are locked in with Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 07/2/16, 7:39 am EST

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Backes (lower-body) missed Monday’s practice; will need to practice before he returns to the lineup.

Backes’ absence on Monday suggests that he won’t be available for Game 1 on Wednesday, but monitor his status during Tuesday’s practice to be sure. He is expected to be back at some point during the first round. Magnus Paajarvi will take his spot until he is able to go.

Source: Andrew Allsman 04/11/16, 10:09 am EST

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Backes was moved to the Blues' top line on Monday.

Backes has spent the majority of the season playing alongside mediocre wingers, but on Monday he was moved to the top line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Alex Steen. Backes has just six points (3G / 3A) in 17 games this season, so moving him to the top line should help spark some production.

Source: Jeremy Rutherford 11/16/15, 8:38 am EST

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