Blues may be without Backes

Blues may be without Backes

Blues may be without Backes

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by Doug Vaughn / HockeySTL

KMOV.com

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 19 at 8:03 PM

(HockeySTL) -- The Blues rarely give much information about injuries, and Ken Hitchcock wasn't saying much about David Backes after Game 2's 4-3 overtime victory over Chicago. 

Late in the third period, Backes was drilled in the head with a hard check by Brent Seabrook, and may have suffered a concussion. Backes needed help to stay on his feet after the check.

"How do you think he is?" Hitchcock said of Backes. "Not great. We'll let the League deal with it."
Seabrook was given a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct, and could be facing a suspension from the league. 
 
"I was just trying to make a play on Backes," Seabrook said. "I thought the puck was there, I was on [Alexander] Steen, I was just coming down the wall and I just tried to finish my hit."
Seabrook said he felt bad seeing Backes lying on the ice.
 
"I've been there myself," he said. "I'm not trying to target his head, I'm not trying to do anything like that. It doesn't feel good to see a player like that lying there like that and whatnot, and knowing that I hit him. It wasn't my intent."

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