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Blackhawks’ Keith, Toews address ‘wakey, wakey, Backes’ taunt

St. Louis Blues' David Backes (42) is helped off ice by Blues trainer against Chicago Blackhawks during third period Game

St. Louis Blues' David Backes (42) is helped off the ice by a Blues trainer against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in Game 2 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

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Updated: April 21, 2014 3:20PM

While David Backes wobbled to his feet with the help of a St. Louis Blues athletic trainer, clearly disoriented after Brent Seabrook’s devastating high hit in the third period of Saturday’s Game 2, someone shouted, “Wakey, wakey, Backes!”

Backes made the trip to Chicago with the team, but did not participate in Monday’s morning skate at the United Center and isn’t expected to play in Game 3. Seabrook was suspended three games for the hit.

Duncan Keith, who had come in to support Seabrook after the hit resulted in a melee, was standing along the boards near Backes at the time. Keith didn’t deny saying it, but didn’t admit it, either.


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