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Blues' Backes day-to-day with lower-body injury

Wednesday, 04.09.2014 / 12:40 AM / News

By Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent

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Blues' Backes day-to-day with lower-body injury
St. Louis Blues captain David Backes is day-to-day after sustaining a lower-body injury midway through the second period of a 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals at Scottrade Center on Tuesday night.

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues captain David Backes is day-to-day after sustaining a lower-body injury midway through the second period of a 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals at Scottrade Center on Tuesday night.

The inside of Backes' left skate appeared to be struck when teammate Alexander Steen fired a slap shot during a power play.

Backes, who has 27 goals and 57 points in 74 games, came back for one more shift but quickly departed to the Blues' dressing room and did not return.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said after the game Backes "has a lower-body injury, day-to-day."

St. Louis has lost three games in a row. The Blues, who are now two points ahead of the Colorado Avalanche atop the Central Division, have three games remaining in the regular season. They will visit the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

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