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David Backes
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8 11 19
Team: Boston Bruins Height: 6-3 Born: 5/1/1984
Position: RWWeight: 221 Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Jan. 20 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST7:28 UAE (+1)22:28 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 17:27 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-1 win over the Canadiens on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 11 assists on the season.
Jan. 18 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)22:26 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 16:01 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-2 win over the Islanders on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Jan. 17 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)22:03 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 16:35 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-1 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 10 assists on the season.
Jan. 15 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST0:17 UAE (+1)15:17 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:41 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Jan. 14 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST20:30 UAE11:30 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:15 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout win over the Canadiens on Saturday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Jan. 8 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST20:28 UAE11:28 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 13:39 of ice time in the Bruins' 6-5 overtime loss to the Penguins on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Backes now has eight goals on the season.
Analysis: Backes has gotten into mid-season form, totaling six goals and seven assists over his last 10 games.
Jan. 7 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST20:55 UAE11:55 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 14:22 of ice time in the Bruins' 7-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Backes now has nine assists on the season.
Jan. 2 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)21:06 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:34 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-1 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game.
Dec. 30 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST7:37 UAE (+1)22:37 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had two assists in 18:02 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-0 win over the Senators on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has eight assists on the season.
Dec. 29 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET17:53 GMT1:53 10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST21:53 UAE12:53 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored two goals in 15:47 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout loss to the Capitals on Thursday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Backes now has seven goals on the season.
Analysis: Backes has registered five goals and four assists in his last nine games.
Dec. 28 6:14 AM PT7:14 AM MT8:14 AM CT9:14 AM ET14:14 GMT22:14 7:14 AM MST9:14 AM EST18:14 UAE9:14 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes tallied one goal and one assist in 15:53 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-1 win over the Senators on Wednesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Backes now has five goals and six assists on the season.
Analysis: It was the second straight two-point game for Backes, who has three goals and four assists in his last five contests. The Bruins are in Washington on Thursday, and Backes doesn't have a point in his last four matchups with the Caps.
Dec. 23 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET20:15 GMT4:15 1:15 PM MST3:15 PM EST0:15 UAE (+1)15:15 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had two assists in 19:07 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Backes now has five assists on the season.
Analysis: Backes, who made a quicker-than-expected return from colon surgery in October, appears to be finding his mid-season form. He now has two goals and three assists in his last four games.
Dec. 20 5:47 AM PT6:47 AM MT7:47 AM CT8:47 AM ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST17:47 UAE8:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes, who made a quicker-than-expected return from colon surgery in October, appears to be finding his mid-season form. He scored in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Sabres.
Analysis: Backes has two goals and an assist in his last two games after only scoring twice in his previous 13.
Dec. 7 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST6:34 UAE (+1)21:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes, who recently made a quicker-than-expected return from colon surgery, scored his first two goals of the season Thursday against the Coyotes.
Analysis: Backes, the former St. Louis captain who signed with Boston as an unrestricted free agent in July, was expected to miss up to eight weeks following his surgery on Nov. 2 to relieve inflammation caused by diverticulitis. He returned to the Bruins on Nov. 29 and got his 500th career point Monday with an assist during a loss at Nashville.
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, who had surgery to remove a portion of his colon, will play Wednesday night, well ahead of schedule in his recovery.
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 has not played since Oct. 30. Having the veteran back in the mix should be a boost for a club currently out of playoff position in the East.
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.

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