David Backes Gives Injury Update.

Published August 27, 2018 at 11:00

When the Boston Bruins signed forward David Backes during free agency in 2016, the team was hoping he would bring his leadership from St. Louis. 

Unfortunately to a certain extent, he also brought his bad luck injury history him. 

While he only missed a handful of games during the 2016-17 season, his bad luck appeared heavily during the 2017-18 season. 

He missed some time due to diverticulitis and also missed more time when he was cut on the leg by a skate, which led to the Bruins vet only playing 57 regular season games. 

The 34 year old recently spoke to Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe about the injuries. 

"It was a season of complete randomness," Backes told Dupont. "Chances are those lightning bolts don't strike again, and that makes me extremely optimistic for the year."

"As time's gone by, the symptoms have disappeared and not come back with whatever exercise I've done, so I am feeling well going into the season," Backes said. "The unknown of long-term effects of concussions is, I mean, it certainly is not lost in analyzing my well-being and how I'm feeling."
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