Blues to be without Backes, Oshie indefinitely

St. Louis, MO ( – The St. Louis Blues will have to make do
without a pair of key forwards in Thursday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks
and for the near future.

David Backes and T.J. Oshie will be out of the lineup indefinitely due to
concussion diagnoses, said Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock.

Backes has totaled two goals and three assists in eight games, while Oshie has
been limited to one assist in eight appearances thus far.

In addition, Hitchcock said that forward Joakim Lindstrom will not play due to
a flare-up of a bacterial illness which several members of the Wild and Blues
have had to fend off since visiting Anaheim and Los Angeles earlier in the