The St. Louis Blues announced today that forward David Backes and goaltender Jake Allen will miss the remainder of the regular season with lower-body injuries. Their status for the playoffs is still up in the air. They will be re-evaluated at the conclusion of the regular season.
Backes has played in all 79 games this season, ranking second on the club with 21 goals and fourth with 45 points overall. Allen has played in 47 games this season, posting a 26-15-3 record.
The Blues, following their 5-1 win in Colorado on Sunday, will play in Arizona Monday night. With three games remaining, they trail Dallas by two points. The Stars have two games left.