Bruins forward David Backes has missed the last two days of practice with what was described as an illness.  Head coach Bruce Cassidy seemed hopeful on Wednesday that Backes would be able to play in tonight’s game versus the Nashville Predators, but he is going to miss much more than tonight’s game.

Here is the Bruins official update given by the Bruins moments ago:

“Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney provided the following update on forward David Backes:

David Backes has been diagnosed with diverticulitis and has been undergoing treatment at MGH by Team Internist, Doctor David Finn. Backes will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks but is expected to be out for at least three to four weeks.”

Diverticulitis happens when pouches form in the wall of the colon become inflamed or infected. It is a very painful condition.

Bruins issue update on David Backes:

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