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David Backes
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Team: Boston Bruins Height: 6-3 Born: 5/1/1984
Position: RWWeight: 221 Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

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May 6 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST1:09 UAE (+1)17:09 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 6:53 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
May 4 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET1:13 GMT9:13 6:13 PM MST8:13 PM EST5:13 UAE (+1)21:13 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 10:47 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 loss to the Lightning on Friday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
May 2 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET0:56 GMT8:56 5:56 PM MST7:56 PM EST4:56 UAE (+1)20:56 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 6:09 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-1 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
Apr. 30 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET0:58 GMT8:58 5:58 PM MST7:58 PM EST4:58 UAE (+1)20:58 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 14:27 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-2 loss to the Lightning on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Apr. 28 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST0:57 UAE (+1)16:57 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:47 of ice time in the Bruins' 6-2 win over the Lightning on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Apr. 25 6:28 PM PT7:28 PM MT8:28 PM CT9:28 PM ET1:28 GMT9:28 6:28 PM MST8:28 PM EST5:28 UAE (+1)21:28 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 12:47 of ice time in the Bruins' 7-4 win over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Backes now has one assist on the season.
Apr. 23 6:01 PM PT7:01 PM MT8:01 PM CT9:01 PM ET1:01 GMT9:01 6:01 PM MST8:01 PM EST5:01 UAE (+1)21:01 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 14:37 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
Apr. 21 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)22:06 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 14:17 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Backes now has two goals on the season.
Apr. 19 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET0:52 GMT8:52 5:52 PM MST7:52 PM EST4:52 UAE (+1)20:52 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 14:08 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Apr. 16 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET0:58 GMT8:58 5:58 PM MST7:58 PM EST4:58 UAE (+1)20:58 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 14:46 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Apr. 14 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST6:07 UAE (+1)22:07 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 16:23 of ice time in the Bruins' 7-3 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Apr. 12 5:49 PM PT6:49 PM MT7:49 PM CT8:49 PM ET0:49 GMT8:49 5:49 PM MST7:49 PM EST4:49 UAE (+1)20:49 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 15:45 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has one goal on the season.
Apr. 8 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET1:17 GMT9:17 6:17 PM MST8:17 PM EST5:17 UAE (+1)21:17 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 16:52 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-2 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 14 goals on the season.
Apr. 7 5:56 PM PT6:56 PM MT7:56 PM CT8:56 PM ET0:56 GMT8:56 5:56 PM MST7:56 PM EST4:56 UAE (+1)20:56 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 15:46 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-2 win over the Senators on Saturday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Backes now has 13 goals on the season.
Apr. 5 6:27 PM PT7:27 PM MT8:27 PM CT9:27 PM ET1:27 GMT9:27 6:27 PM MST8:27 PM EST5:27 UAE (+1)21:27 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 14:59 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Apr. 3 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET1:23 GMT9:23 6:23 PM MST8:23 PM EST5:23 UAE (+1)21:23 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 12:55 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-0 loss to the Lightning on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game.
Apr. 1 11:12 AM PT12:12 PM MT1:12 PM CT2:12 PM ET18:12 GMT2:12 11:12 AM MST1:12 PM EST22:12 UAE14:12 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had two assists in 14:22 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Flyers on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Backes now has 19 assists on the season.
Mar. 31 12:03 PM PT1:03 PM MT2:03 PM CT3:03 PM ET19:03 GMT3:03 12:03 PM MST2:03 PM EST23:03 UAE15:03 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 16:14 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-1 win over the Panthers on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 17 assists on the season.
Mar. 29 6:23 PM PT7:23 PM MT8:23 PM CT9:23 PM ET1:23 GMT9:23 6:23 PM MST8:23 PM EST5:23 UAE (+1)21:23 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:18 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-2 win over the Lightning on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Mar. 17 5:39 PM PT6:39 PM MT7:39 PM CT8:39 PM ET0:39 GMT8:39 5:39 PM MST7:39 PM EST4:39 UAE (+1)20:39 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes skated fully Wednesday and should return Thursday against the Lightning.
Analysis: Backes needed several stitches to close a wound he received when he was cut by the skate blade of Tampa Bay's Yanni Gourde. He scored his 12th goal before exiting.
Mar. 15 6:21 PM PT7:21 PM MT8:21 PM CT9:21 PM ET1:21 GMT9:21 6:21 PM MST8:21 PM EST5:21 UAE (+1)21:21 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 5:10 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-0 loss to the Panthers on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Mar. 13 5:54 PM PT6:54 PM MT7:54 PM CT8:54 PM ET0:54 GMT8:54 5:54 PM MST7:54 PM EST4:54 UAE (+1)20:54 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 17:43 of ice time in the Bruins' 6-4 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Mar. 7 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET21:17 GMT5:17 2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST1:17 UAE (+1)16:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes has been suspended for three games for a shoulder to the head of Detroit's Frans Nielsen. The decision was announced by the league Wednesday, a day after Backes knocked Nielsen from Boston's 6-5 overtime victory. Nielsen had already unloaded the puck when Backes drove his shoulder into the Red Wings forward, who fell to the ice, left the game and did not return.
Analysis: Backes, who has 11 goals and 16 assists in 47 games, is eligible to return next Tuesday against Carolina.
Mar. 6 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:37 of ice time in the Bruins' 6-5 overtime win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Mar. 3 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET23:59 GMT7:59 4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST3:59 UAE (+1)18:59 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:33 of ice time in the Bruins' 2-1 overtime win over the Canadiens on Saturday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Mar. 1 6:07 PM PT7:07 PM MT8:07 PM CT9:07 PM ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST6:07 UAE (+1)21:07 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 13:35 of ice time in the Bruins' 8-4 win over the Penguins on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 11 goals on the season.
Feb. 27 5:45 PM PT6:45 PM MT7:45 PM CT8:45 PM ET1:45 GMT9:45 6:45 PM MST8:45 PM EST5:45 UAE (+1)20:45 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:29 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 overtime win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Feb. 25 3:46 PM PT4:46 PM MT5:46 PM CT6:46 PM ET23:46 GMT7:46 4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST3:46 UAE (+1)18:46 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 14:43 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-1 loss to the Sabres on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Feb. 24 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)21:06 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 14:56 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Feb. 20 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET3:44 GMT11:44 8:44 PM MST10:44 PM EST7:44 UAE (+1)22:44 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 15:14 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-2 win over the Oilers on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Backes now has 16 assists on the season.
Feb. 19 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET23:22 GMT7:22 4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST3:22 UAE (+1)18:22 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 12:44 of ice time in the Bruins' 2-1 overtime win over the Flames on Monday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Feb. 17 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST8:51 UAE23:51 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 18:18 of ice time in the Bruins' 6-1 loss to the Canucks on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
Feb. 13 5:52 PM PT6:52 PM MT7:52 PM CT8:52 PM ET1:52 GMT9:52 6:52 PM MST8:52 PM EST5:52 UAE (+1)20:52 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had two assists in 13:33 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-2 win over the Flames on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Backes now has 15 assists on the season.
Feb. 11 5:48 PM PT6:48 PM MT7:48 PM CT8:48 PM ET1:48 GMT9:48 6:48 PM MST8:48 PM EST5:48 UAE (+1)20:48 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 14:11 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-3 win over the Devils on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 13 assists on the season.
Feb. 10 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET1:41 GMT9:41 6:41 PM MST8:41 PM EST5:41 UAE (+1)20:41 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 16:41 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Backes now has 10 goals on the season.
Feb. 7 6:36 PM PT7:36 PM MT8:36 PM CT9:36 PM ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST6:36 UAE (+1)21:36 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 14:37 of ice time in the Bruins' 6-1 win over the Rangers on Wednesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 12 assists on the season.
Feb. 6 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET2:08 GMT10:08 7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST6:08 UAE (+1)21:08 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 16:23 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Feb. 3 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST6:59 UAE (+1)21:59 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 14:18 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-1 win over the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Feb. 1 6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST6:40 UAE (+1)21:40 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 18:01 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-1 win over the Blues on Thursday. He took eight shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Backes now has nine goals on the season.
Jan. 31 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST20:01 UAE11:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes was practicing Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's loss to the Ducks with an unspecified issue.
Jan. 30 5:54 PM PT6:54 PM MT7:54 PM CT8:54 PM ET1:54 GMT9:54 6:54 PM MST8:54 PM EST5:54 UAE (+1)20:54 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 17:13 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-1 loss to the Ducks on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Jan. 25 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST6:52 UAE (+1)21:52 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:49 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-2 win over the Senators on Thursday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Jan. 23 6:02 PM PT7:02 PM MT8:02 PM CT9:02 PM ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST6:02 UAE (+1)21:02 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 12:40 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-2 win over the Devils on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
Jan. 20 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST7:28 UAE (+1)22:28 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 17:27 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-1 win over the Canadiens on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 11 assists on the season.
Jan. 18 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)22:26 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 16:01 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-2 win over the Islanders on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Jan. 17 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST7:03 UAE (+1)22:03 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 16:35 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-1 win over the Canadiens on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has 10 assists on the season.
Jan. 15 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST0:17 UAE (+1)15:17 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:41 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-2 overtime loss to the Stars on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
Jan. 14 8:30 AM PT9:30 AM MT10:30 AM CT11:30 AM ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST20:30 UAE11:30 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:15 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout win over the Canadiens on Saturday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game.
Jan. 8 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST20:28 UAE11:28 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored one goal in 13:39 of ice time in the Bruins' 6-5 overtime loss to the Penguins on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Backes now has eight goals on the season.
Analysis: Backes has gotten into mid-season form, totaling six goals and seven assists over his last 10 games.
Jan. 7 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST20:55 UAE11:55 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had an assist in 14:22 of ice time in the Bruins' 7-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Backes now has nine assists on the season.
Jan. 2 6:06 PM PT7:06 PM MT8:06 PM CT9:06 PM ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST6:06 UAE (+1)21:06 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had 15:34 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-1 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game.
Dec. 30 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST7:37 UAE (+1)22:37 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had two assists in 18:02 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-0 win over the Senators on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Backes now has eight assists on the season.
Dec. 29 9:53 AM PT10:53 AM MT11:53 AM CT12:53 PM ET17:53 GMT1:53 10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST21:53 UAE12:53 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes scored two goals in 15:47 of ice time in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout loss to the Capitals on Thursday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Backes now has seven goals on the season.
Analysis: Backes has registered five goals and four assists in his last nine games.
Dec. 28 6:14 AM PT7:14 AM MT8:14 AM CT9:14 AM ET14:14 GMT22:14 7:14 AM MST9:14 AM EST18:14 UAE9:14 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes tallied one goal and one assist in 15:53 of ice time in the Bruins' 5-1 win over the Senators on Wednesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Backes now has five goals and six assists on the season.
Analysis: It was the second straight two-point game for Backes, who has three goals and four assists in his last five contests. The Bruins are in Washington on Thursday, and Backes doesn't have a point in his last four matchups with the Caps.
Dec. 23 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET20:15 GMT4:15 1:15 PM MST3:15 PM EST0:15 UAE (+1)15:15 ETNaN:� BRT - David Backes had two assists in 19:07 of ice time in the Bruins' 3-1 win over the Red Wings on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Backes now has five assists on the season.
Analysis: Backes, who made a quicker-than-expected return from colon surgery in October, appears to be finding his mid-season form. He now has two goals and three assists in his last four games.
Dec. 20 5:47 AM PT6:47 AM MT7:47 AM CT8:47 AM ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST17:47 UAE8:47 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes, who made a quicker-than-expected return from colon surgery in October, appears to be finding his mid-season form. He scored in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Sabres.
Analysis: Backes has two goals and an assist in his last two games after only scoring twice in his previous 13.
Dec. 7 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST6:34 UAE (+1)21:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes, who recently made a quicker-than-expected return from colon surgery, scored his first two goals of the season Thursday against the Coyotes.
Analysis: Backes, the former St. Louis captain who signed with Boston as an unrestricted free agent in July, was expected to miss up to eight weeks following his surgery on Nov. 2 to relieve inflammation caused by diverticulitis. He returned to the Bruins on Nov. 29 and got his 500th career point Monday with an assist during a loss at Nashville.
Nov. 1 8:00 AM PT9:00 AM MT10:00 AM CT11:00 AM ET15:00 GMT23:00 8:00 AM MST10:00 AM EST19:00 UAE11:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes, who had surgery to remove a portion of his colon, will play Wednesday night, well ahead of schedule in his recovery.
Analysis: Backes suffers from diverticulitis, a digestive-system ailment. He missed the team's first five games of the season before being cleared to play on Oct. 19, but has not played since Oct. 30. Having the veteran back in the mix should be a boost for a club currently out of playoff position in the East.
Oct. 5 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST1:57 UAE (+1)17:57 ETNaN:� BRT - Backes will make his season debut Thursday against the Canucks after being sidelined due to treatment for diverticulitis, a digestive-system ailment.
Analysis: Backes, who signed a five-year free-agent deal with Boston prior to last season, is getting back on the ice fairly quickly after being expected to miss the first three or four weeks of the season.

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