Updates from Saturday, Nov. 1
The St. Louis Blues provide an update on David Backes' injury:
Updates from Friday, Oct. 31
Andy Strickland of 550 KTRS Radio has an update on David Backes' status:
The Blues had more on Backes:
The St. Louis Blues have struggled out of the gate this season, and things won't get any easier with captain David Backes set to miss some time.
According to the Blues' official Twitter account, both Backes and fellow forward T.J. Oshie will be forced to sit out Thursday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks due to concussions:
Backes' injury was suffered during St. Louis clash with the Dallas Stars Tuesday. It seemed to occur when the American forward was hit by Stars defenseman Trevor Daley, per Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest:
After that collision, Backes was removed from the game:
"He's going to be re-evaluated tomorrow," Hitchcock said. "It was precautionary. We're just going to have to see what the doctors say tomorrow."
It was ultimately determined that Backes is concussed, which obviously complicates matters moving forward. Everyone recovers from head injuries differently, so there is no telling when Backes might return.
With the Blues sitting at just 4-3-1, though, they are certainly hoping that their leader isn't in the press box for long.
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