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Of course, David Backes gets in fight in return vs. Blues (Video)

David Backes steps up to defend teammate David Krejci by fighting Joel Edmundson in the second period of his return to St. Louis.

There was a time when a sputtering St. Louis Blues might have expected David Backes to fight. They’re sputtering, and Backes fought, but it was in a Boston Bruins uniform on Tuesday.

Backes also received an instigator penalty and misconduct for dropping the gloves with Joel Edmundson, which you can watch in the video above.

As great as this game has been so far for the Bruins (with them currently leading 4-1), there have been some rough moments for the B’s. Adam McQuaid left the game and won’t return because of an injury, and David Krejci got banged up here:

(Krejci might be OK, but he certainly has had better nights.)