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David Backes
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Team: Boston Bruins Height: 6-3 Born: 5/1/1984
Position: RWWeight: 221 Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Latest News
Mar. 15 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST7:23 UAE (+1)23:23 ETNaN:� BRT - After crashing hard into the boards late in the first period, Backes returned in the second to score the game-winning goal as the Bruins beat the Flames 5-2 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Backes was favoring his leg as he was helped off the ice and was tested for a concussion, but he got treatment between periods and was able to return after giving the Bruins a scare. Backes had a goal for the second straight game and has 15 on the season.
Mar. 4 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST6:29 UAE (+1)21:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes had an assist against the Devils on Saturday.
Analysis: He has nine points in his last 10 games.
Feb. 28 6:28 PM PT7:28 PM MT8:28 PM CT9:28 PM ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST6:28 UAE (+1)21:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes scored his 13th goal Tuesday against Arizona.
Analysis: He has eight points in his last eight games.
Feb. 23 9:37 PM PT10:37 PM MT11:37 PM CT12:37 AM ET5:37 GMT13:37 10:37 PM MST12:37 AM EST9:37 UAE0:37 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes had two assists Wednesday.
Analysis: He has five assists over a five-game stretch.
Feb. 10 6:15 AM PT7:15 AM MT8:15 AM CT9:15 AM ET14:15 GMT22:15 7:15 AM MST9:15 AM EST18:15 UAE9:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes had a goal and an assist Thursday.
Analysis: He had one point in his previous 12 games.
Jan. 9 6:04 AM PT7:04 AM MT8:04 AM CT9:04 AM ET14:04 GMT22:04 7:04 AM MST9:04 AM EST18:04 UAE9:04 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes has now scored in each of his two games since returning from a concussion after recording a goal in Sunday's loss at Carolina.
Analysis: The offseason addition reaffirmed that the head injury that kept him out of three games is no longer an issue. Third among Boston players with 11 goals, Backes now has four over his last six outings.
Dec. 29 4:46 PM PT5:46 PM MT6:46 PM CT7:46 PM ET0:46 GMT8:46 5:46 PM MST7:46 PM EST4:46 UAE (+1)19:46 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes had a goal in his return from a concussion to help the Bruins to Saturday's 4-0 win at Florida.
Analysis: The veteran appears to be over the head injury that sidelined him for Boston's previous three contests. Third among Boston players with 10 goals, Backes has three over his past five games.
Dec. 27 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST6:13 UAE (+1)21:13 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes had a goal with an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has three points in three games.
Dec. 15 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET3:17 GMT11:17 8:17 PM MST10:17 PM EST7:17 UAE (+1)22:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes notched a pair of assists in Thursday's loss to Anaheim.
Analysis: It's the veteran's first multi-point effort since Nov. 10. Though Backes has now gone six straight games without a goal, he has picked up seven points in nine games this month.
Dec. 6 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST20:01 UAE11:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes had a goal in Monday's win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Backes has notched three of his season's seven goals in the last five games. Five of his scores have come in 11 home games.
Dec. 3 12:28 PM PT1:28 PM MT2:28 PM CT3:28 PM ET20:28 GMT4:28 1:28 PM MST3:28 PM EST0:28 UAE (+1)15:28 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes had an assist Saturday.
Analysis: He has three points in his last four games and having one in his previous five.
Nov. 11 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST19:33 UAE10:33 ETNaN:� BRT - The slumping Backes had a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over Columbus.
Analysis: He had failed to record a point in his previous three games after missing two weeks with an elbow problem. Five of his six points this season have come against the Blue Jackets, but Boston faces them only once more (Dec. 27).
Oct. 25 11:30 AM PT12:30 PM MT1:30 PM CT2:30 PM ET18:30 GMT2:30 11:30 AM MST1:30 PM EST22:30 UAE14:30 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes (elbow) was removed from IR on Saturday.
Analysis: Backes missed five games after having two goals and two assists in the first five of the season.
Oct. 13 6:26 PM PT7:26 PM MT8:26 PM CT9:26 PM ET1:26 GMT9:26 6:26 PM MST8:26 PM EST5:26 UAE (+1)21:26 ET22:26 BRT - Backes had two goals and an assist in the Bruins' season-opening 6-3 win over the Blue Jackets on Monday.
Analysis: That's a great start to his first stint playing for anyone other than the Blues. Backes looks poised to return to 30-goal form.
July 1 9:32 AM PT10:32 AM MT11:32 AM CT12:32 PM ET16:32 GMT0:32 9:32 AM MST11:32 AM EST20:32 UAE12:32 ET13:32 BRT - The Bruins have signed Backes to a $30 million, five-year deal. Agent Wade Arnott confirmed the deal Friday less than a half-hour into the start of the free agent period.
Analysis: The 32-year-old from Minneapolis had 21 goals and 24 assists last season for the St. Louis Blues. He had been the Blues' captain. Backes has 206 goals and 254 assists in 727 regular-season NHL games.

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