|Nov. 1 8:00 AM PT9:00 AM MT10:00 AM CT11:00 AM ET15:00 GMT23:00 8:00 AM MST10:00 AM EST19:00 UAE11:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes will undergo surgery to remove a portion of his colon with the expected recovery time being about eight weeks.
Analysis: Backes suffers from diverticulitis, a digestive-system ailment. He missed the team's first five games of the season before being cleared to play on Oct. 19, but the Bruins say he was at no additional risk while playing. In five games this season, Backes had an assist and averaged 17:35 time on ice. He recorded 17 goals and 38 points in 2016-17, his first season with Boston after 10 with the Blues.
|Oct. 5 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST1:57 UAE (+1)17:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes will make his season debut Thursday against the Canucks after being sidelined due to treatment for diverticulitis, a digestive-system ailment.
Analysis: Backes, who signed a five-year free-agent deal with Boston prior to last season, is getting back on the ice fairly quickly after being expected to miss the first three or four weeks of the season.