Blues' Backes sits out, snapping consecutive game streak

St. Louis Blues' David Backes to sit out after collision

Center David Backes has been ruled out for St. Louis' game against San Jose, snapping a string of 274 consecutive appearances.

Backes left Monday night's 3-2 loss to Ottawa after colliding with Senators center Colin Greening in the second period. The upper-body injury occurred when Greening's helmet appeared to make contact with Backes' head.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock says he thinks Backes will be out for at least a week.

Backes had played in 289 straight games counting the playoffs. Before Tuesday night, the captain last missed a game on Jan 25, 2010.

Backes has 16 goals and 14 assists in 32 games.

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