Late in the first period of a 4-3 overtime win against the Dallas Stars, David Backes was hit by Trevor Daley and crashed to the ice, hitting his head on the ice in the as a result of the collision. David Backes left the ice after this fall and did not return to the game. According to Ryan Dadoun from Pro Hockey Talk Backes is being evaluated today. Currently the Blues are...
St. Louis Blues captain David Backes was forced to leave Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Dallas Stars after suffering what the team is calling an upper-body injury.
Late in the first period, Backes was hit by Stars defenceman Trevor Daley and fell to the ice. Backes was slow to get up, but left on his own accord after appearing to hit his head on the ice.
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Head coach Ken Hitchcock is at a bit of a loss to figure out just what he's got with his bacterially challenged, banged-up squad as the Blues try to scramble their way through the opening stages of this still-young season.
In spite of a 4-3 overtime win over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday that saw the Blues battle back three times from one-goal...
Ken Hitchcock only said Backes would be re-evaluated today.
The acual hit did not look bad but notice Backes's head did hit the ice.
The Blues have noted that last season the team had very little adversity up until the very end, when everyone seemed to get hurt.
This season the adversity has been coming earlier.
The team already is without center Paul Stastny, who has an injured shoulder but is making progress toward returning. But they might have taken another hit on Tuesday night when center David Backes hit...
David Backes was forced to leave the game against Dallas after a nasty collision away from the puck. No one wants to use the dreaded concussion label, but it looks like it’s a possibility.
For the first time since Paul Stastny went down with an injury, coach Ken Hitchcock has reason to believe the St. Louis Blues can succeed without him.
After snapping its skid, St. Louis hits the road looking to avoid a fourth straight defeat to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
Stastny, who signed a long-term deal with his hometown team in the offseason, is on injured reserve with...
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2 days ago
The St. Louis Blues are filled with jag bags such as Barret Jackman, Steve Ott and Ryan Reaves; however, it was their Olympian, T.J. Oshie, who decided to torpedo his body into Daniel Carcillo’s knee during the Blues’ 3-2 victory in St. Louis.
No whistle. Are you serious?
About six minutes into the third period Carcillo was hit by Oshie and fell to the ice, grabbing at his right...
Dan Carcillo appeared to have a pretty open lane to the St. Louis goal, but T.J. Oshie quickly closed the space and lined up to dish out a vicious hip check. You don’t see hip checks too often these days, but Oshie looks like he’s been practicing.
ST. LOUIS -- Jaden Schwartz, Ryan Reaves and Dmitrij Jaskin all scored, and the St. Louis Blues snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night.
The Blues (3-3-1) had scored just once in losing back-to-back games to Anaheim and Vancouver.
The Blackhawks (4-2-1) have dropped two straight in regulation, falling again after being beaten...
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3 days ago
Frustrations are starting to grow for St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, who hasn't been pleased with his team's recent efforts.
His tune isn't likely to change with the Chicago Blackhawks coming to town Saturday night for a rematch of last season's playoff series between these Central Division rivals.
St. Louis (2-3-1) is coming off a pair of ugly defeats, 3-0...
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5 days ago
The Blues have placed Paul Stastny on the IR and recalled Dmitrij Jaskin. Stastny has been labeled as week-to-week after injuring his shoulder in a game against the Arizona Coyotes.
While the move to the IR may sounds like bad news, it’s not really a surprising considering his expected return was being measured in weeks and not days. Why not stash him on the IR and get a healthy...
The St. Louis Blues have many questions surrounding them this year. Goaltending is the hot topic, but what about the team’s identity? The blue-collar, lunch-pail work ethic isn’t going anywhere, certainly not under Coach Ken Hitchcock’s leadership. However, Hitch’s claim after game two victory over the lowly Calgary Flames that, “We just got our identity […]
St.Louis Blues forward Paul Stastny left Saturday night's game in the opening minute and did not return, as confirmed by the team's official Twitter account. The injury occurred when Arizona Coyotes forward Martin Hanzel hit Stastny along the boards. He finished with 31 seconds played.#457340058 / gettyimages.comStastny, who signed a four-year deal with the Blues during...
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A 34-year-old woman died Thursday after falling off of an escalator at a St. Louis Blues preseason game. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Melissa “Missy” Miles of St. Louis was pronounced dead at the hospital with injuries after she fell while sliding down an escalator following the Blues’ preseason game with the Minnesota Wild. After the game, Miles tried to slide...