Well, this was unexpected. I consider it a Solstice Miracle (much like the fact that it's currently 70 degrees where I'm at):
Hitch confirms that Backes will play tonight. #stlblues— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) December 21, 2013
Just when the Oilers think that they've dodged a bullet, Captain America returns in just enough time to make life difficult for not one but two Canadian teams. Brace yourselves, Calgary. You're next.