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David Backes Out With A Concussion

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, December 31, that forward David Backes has been diagnosed with a concussion and will be sidelined indefinitely as the team follows the NHL's concussion protocols. The injury occurred in the first period of the team's 4-2 win at Buffalo on Thursday, December 29.

Backes, 32, has skated in 33 games with the Bruins in 2016-17, recording nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points with 31 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 221-pound forward also leads the team with 98 hits. In his 11-year NHL career, Backes has played in 760 games, compiling 215 goals and 264 assists for 479 points with 1,000 penalty minutes.

if you missed the play where the injury occurred, watch below...

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