Boston Bruins forward David Backes had elbow surgery Monday and will miss at least the next two games, general manager Don Sweeney said Wednesday.
"David Backes underwent the removal of the olecranon bursa from his elbow on Monday, Oct. 24," Sweeney said. "His condition will be updated after the weekend."
Backes, signed as a free agent on July 1, has two goals and four points in five games.
He did not play in Boston's 5-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. The Bruins play at the New York Rangers on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA Sports, NHL.TV), and at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
The Bruins recalled forward Austin Czarnik from Providence of the American Hockey League. Czarnik was minus-3 with one shot on goal in two games with the Bruins earlier this season.