Reports from St. Louis media on Wednesday morning are that Blues captain David Backes may return to the lineup for Game 4 at the United Center.
Derek Roy returned to practice early Wednesday afternoon, but Backes was absent from the game day skate. The St. Louis lines were: 29-20-74, 9-17-91, 12-21-79, 32-40-75.
UPDATE: after practice, Hitchcock would only say that Backes wasn’t available for the morning skate. He did, however, say that Brenden Morrow is out for the series.