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Blues re-sign former first-round pick Backman

Updated: August 9, 2006, 8:17 PM ET
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ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues secured a former first-round pick Wednesday, re-signing defenseman Christian Backman to a multiyear contract. Terms were not disclosed.

Christian Backman

Defense St. Louis BluesProfile

2006 SEASON STATISTICS

GM G A PTS +/- PIM

52 6 12 18 -15 48

Drafted 24th overall in 1998, Backman was limited to 52 games last season due to shoulder, foot and wrist injuries. The 26-year-old ...

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