Hitchcock says Backes and Fabbri ‘should be good to go’ for Game 5


The St. Louis Blues won Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on Saturday night, but it certainly came at a price. Both David Backes and Robby Fabbri were unable to finish the game.

Fabbri suffered an undisclosed injury after he was hit by Sharks forward Tommy Wingels. The Blues forward didn’t see much ice time in the third period, but that might just be because the Blues had control of the game.

Here’s the hit that sidelined Fabbri:

As for Backes, it’s unclear when he got hurt. The St. Louis Dispatch points out that the injury could have occurred after he made contact with Brent Burns, or it could have happened when he lost an edge while in the corner. The Blues captain was on the bench for the entire game, but he didn’t see the ice in the second and third frames.

Blues coach Ken Hitchcock didn’t want to get into specifics when it came to each player’s ailment, but he did mention that they should both be available in Game 5.

“We’ll let you know in a couple of days on both guys,” Hitchcock said after Game 4. “They should be good to go.”