While David Backes wobbled to his feet with the help of a St. Louis Blues athletic trainer, clearly disoriented after Brent Seabrook’s devastating high hit in the third period of Saturday’s Game 2, someone shouted, “Wakey, wakey, Backes!”
Backes made the trip to Chicago with the team, but did not participate in Monday’s morning skate at the United Center and isn’t expected to play in Game 3. Seabrook was suspended three games for the hit.
Duncan Keith, who had come in to support Seabrook after the hit resulted in a melee, was standing along the boards near Backes at the time. Keith didn’t deny saying it, but didn’t admit it, either.
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