BOSTON (CBS) — David Backes was a bit under the weather Monday morning in Toronto, and missed the Bruins’ morning skate ahead of their pivotal matchup with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
He remains a game-time decision for the tilt, but head coach Bruce Cassidy sounds confident that he’ll have the 32-year-old in the lineup:
With Backes out of the morning skate, Cassidy had Jimmy Hayes with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand on Boston’s top line. That’s a thought that will have Bruins fans cringing, so it’s a good thing Backes is expected to play with the B’s trying to hold off the Leafs in the standings.
Backes has 15 goals and 19 assists in his first season with the Bruins, including two goals in his last three games.
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