|Dec. 7 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST6:34 UAE (+1)21:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes, who recently made a quicker-than-expected return from colon surgery, scored his first two goals of the season Thursday against the Coyotes.
Analysis: Backes, the former St. Louis captain who signed with Boston as an unrestricted free agent in July, was expected to miss up to eight weeks following his surgery on Nov. 2 to relieve inflammation caused by diverticulitis. He returned to the Bruins on Nov. 29 and got his 500th career point Monday with an assist during a loss at Nashville.
|Nov. 1 8:00 AM PT9:00 AM MT10:00 AM CT11:00 AM ET15:00 GMT23:00 8:00 AM MST10:00 AM EST19:00 UAE11:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes, who had surgery to remove a portion of his colon, will play Wednesday night, well ahead of schedule in his recovery.
Analysis: Backes suffers from diverticulitis, a digestive-system ailment. He missed the team's first five games of the season before being cleared to play on Oct. 19, but has not played since Oct. 30. Having the veteran back in the mix should be a boost for a club currently out of playoff position in the East.
|Oct. 5 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST1:57 UAE (+1)17:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes will make his season debut Thursday against the Canucks after being sidelined due to treatment for diverticulitis, a digestive-system ailment.
Analysis: Backes, who signed a five-year free-agent deal with Boston prior to last season, is getting back on the ice fairly quickly after being expected to miss the first three or four weeks of the season.