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David Backes
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21. Boston Bruins

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Boston had struggled of late, losing three of its last four games.  The Bruins lost David Backes till at least the end of December due to diverticulitis, and he will recover from surgery after having part of his colon removed.

On that happy note, they did bounce back with a victory tonight against the slumping Minnesota Wild, 5-3.  David Pastrnak, with an assist Monday, now has six points (2G, 4A) in his last four games.