David Backes C STL 1 week ago

Backes (rest) will not play Saturday against the Wild, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Both the Blues and Wild are resting a number of key players with their playoff spots secure, while also exhibiting a bit of gamesmanship due to the high probability of the two teams facing each other in the first round. Backes will finish the regular season with 26 goals and 58 points over 80 games.

David Backes C STL 2 weeks ago

Backes scored a power-play goal and dished out six hits in Sunday's win over the Blackhawks.

A strong night for the second-line center, who extended his point streak to three games. He's now up to 26 goals in 78 games on the season, including 10 power-play tallies. Backes has been a great all-around fantasy option once against this season, recording 57 points, 100 PIM and 178 shots on goal. He's not known for being a huge playoff performer, but perhaps with the Blues poised to make a deep run, this will be the year he turns it up a notch in the postseason.

David Backes C STL 2 weeks ago

Backes picked up an assist on the power play Tuesday in a 4-1 win over Calgary. He also picked two PIM, took one shot, delivered two hits, and blocked a shot in the contest.

The Blues' captain is finishing off a fine season in which he has posted 55 points while topping 100 PIM and 200 hits. Backes' value takes a hit in leagues where those secondary contributions don't count, but where they do his is a top-tier forward.

David Backes C STL 4 weeks ago

Backes picked up an assist on the winning goal Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win against Pittsburgh. He was plus-1 with four shots and two blocked shots in the contest.

Backes is up to 54 points on the season to go with a plus-7 rating, which is just about equal to his production from a year ago. He remains a solid second center for your fantasy team and although he has slowed down since a scorching hot January and February, he is a must-start every night.

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backed picked up a power play assist Saturday in a 6-3 loss to the Wild. He was minus-2 and took one hot in the contest.

Backes pushed his current scoring streak to five games and has 12 points in his last 10 games. He has 53 points on the season to go along with 96 PIM and 201 hits once again cementing his reputation as one of the league's top power forwards. He's a top fantasy player in leagues that count hits and PIM.

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backes scored the Blues' lone goal in Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to Winnipeg, giving him a four-game point streak.

Backes has simply been unstoppable of late, with six points over the course of this streak and a whopping 11 over his last nine contests. He's as good as they come in the category of points-and-PIM contributors.

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backes handed out a pair of assists and picked up an empty-net goal Tuesday in a 4-0 win over Calgary.

The goal was a peculiar sort of empty-netter, coming as it did with 5:35 remaining in the third period after the Flames pulled goalie Jonas Hiller absurdly early in a desperation play. Backes now has points in three straight and has rattled off a sizzling total of 10 (four goals, six assists) in his last eight games.

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backes picked up a pair of assists, went plus-1 and was stuck with a minor penalty Tuesday in a win over the Jets.

Backes' well-rounded fantasy stat line just keeps getting rounder and rounder, as he's coming up on 50 points, which goes awfully well with his 94 PIM and 189 hits. He's also picked up five points in his last four games. In fantasy formats that use those tough-guy categories, he's gold.

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backes scored his 22nd goal of the season Saturday in a 6-1 win over Toronto. He was plus-1 with four PIM, two shots, and three hits in the contest.

Backes has three goals and four points in his past six games to bring him to 44 points on the season. He is one of the league's best power forwards with 186 hits and 92 PIM on top of his usual steady scoring. Roll him everyday.

David Backes C STL 2 months ago

Backes scored his 21st goal of the season, dished out an assist and recorded seven hits in Sunday's loss to the Canucks.

A good all-around fantasy outing from Backes, who now has 43 points and 88 PIM in 63 games. Centering the top line, the 30-year-old is a reliable goal-scorer who contributes in multiple fantasy categories.