Bruins' David Backes (illness) will miss Thursday's season opener

David Backes (illness) will not play in the BostonBruins' season opener against the Nashville Predators on Thursday.

What It Means:

“[Backes] is gonna see the doctor this afternoon, so I don’t want to expand on it because I don’t know all the details,” Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy said. “But there should be some sort of announcement later after he sees the medical team.”

Our models project Backes will pot 19 goals and 24 assists to go along with 190 shots on goal in 2017-18.

Source: WEEI