When the Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney signed highly-coveted unrestricted free agent David Backes to a five-year, $30 million contract last summer, the expectation was that the former St. Louis Blues captain would add offense to a team that certainly needed it.
Through his first five games played with the Bruins, Backes managed two goals and two assists before injuring himself.
Thankfully, he began practicing with his teammates earlier today, and was even seen receiving fist bumps from his peers who were more than happy to welcome him back.
The Bruins face off against the New York Rangers tonight as they aim to win their fourth consecutive game. Previously, head coach Claude Julien’s troops went the distance against their Atlantic Division rivals Tampa Bay Lightning, as it took 10 rounds of shootouts to seal the victory.