ST. LOUIS - David Backes returned to the lineup in Game 5 after missing two games with an undisclosed injury.
Backes joined the team on the ice for warm-ups and was announced as a starter later.
The Blues' captain was injured Game 2 after an illegal check from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook, who received a three game suspension for the incident.
In 74 regular season games, Backes has 27 goals and 30 assists (57 points). In two playoff games, Backes has one assist.
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