David Backes C STL 1 week ago

Backes picked up an assist in the Blues' comeback win Monday against the Sabres.

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Even with the assist, Backes saw...

David Backes C STL 2 weeks ago

Backes potted a pair of goals -- one on the power play -- and added an assist in Monday's win over the Jets.

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It was a huge night for Backes, ...

David Backes C STL 4 weeks ago

Backes scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-5 OT win over the Blackhawks. He also skated to a plus-2 and picked up two PIM.

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Despite now having only six ...

David Backes C STL 1 month ago

Backes scored a pair of goals, including the overtime winner, Saturday against the Wild.

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David Backes C STL 2 months ago

Backes struggled a bit, but notched an assist for his first point of the season in Tuesday's win against Calgary.

David Backes C STL 7 months ago

Backes recorded a goal and as assist Wednesday in a 6-1 win over Minnesota. He was plus-2 with one shot on goal and three hits in the contest.

These were Backes' first points on the playoffs and not surprisingly they came after he was reunited on a line with T.J. Oshie and Alexander Steen, his linemates for most of the season. He will look to carry over this success to Game 5 on Friday at home.

David Backes C STL 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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.