Backes Set to Return to Lineup

Saturday, 12.21.2013 / 3:37 PM
Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues

Blues captain David Backes will return to the lineup on Saturday night when the Blues meet the Edmonton Oilers.

Backes missed two games with an upper-body injury that was sustained on Dec. 16 in Ottawa. Backes collided with Ottawa's Colin Greening during an open-ice hit with 2:49 left in the second period.

After Saturday's morning skate, Ken Hitchcock said Backes would be in the lineup.

Through 32 games this season, Backes has 16 goals and 14 assists, which ranks second on the team behind Alexander Steen.

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