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David Backes needed an up year in ‘17-’18; his health nearly denied him that chance.

David Backes needed an up year in ‘17-’18; his health nearly denied him that chance.

With unusual/freak medical emergencies even for an NHL player, Backes was sidelined for a long stretch. Man, what a difficult go of it for David Backes. After a diverticulitis diagnosis was announced on opening night, Backes was slated to miss a month. After that first month, he had surgery on his intestine to extract the infection, which was supposed to sideline him for two more months; he was back on the ice within three weeks. Now, we know hockey players are tough, but my father has had a similar operation and you can’t help but lose loads of muscle mass - you’re not allowed to eat...

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