Bouma registered an assist through 10:07 of ice time during Wednesday's loss to Boston. After flashing offensive upside and fantasy relevance with 16 goals and 34 points during the 2014-15 campaign, Bouma has five tallies and nine helpers through 94 games over the past two seasons. You can safely ignore the 26-year-old veteran in all fantasy settings at this stage of the game.
Bouma has one point in his last 18 games and recently sat out back-to-back contests as a healthy scratch. Bouma followed up 2014-15's 34-point effort with a measly seven points last year, and it's been much of the same this season with three goals and two assists across 39 contests. He also threw the body a ton a few years back with 264 hits but has amassed just 93 in 2016-17, so clearly he's a different player these days -- which, to be clear, is one with little to no fantasy value regardless of format.
Bouma recorded just two points in his last 17 games, giving him just five in 33 contests this season. Bouma has delivered 36 hits and 20 shots on goal during that span, so he's serving his purpose as a depth forward for the Flames. Unfortunately, grinders in checking roles like Bouma don't do much to impact the fantasy world, so there aren't many settings where ownership of the 26-year-old is warranted.
Bouma scored the game-winning goal Saturday against the Coyotes. He also fired five shots on goal. Bouma's tally 12:38 into the first period was the third of the frame and held up as the eventual game-winner. He now has just two goals and two assists through 21 games this season and doesn't offer much by way of fantasy value given his lack of production.
Bouma will return to the lineup for Thursday night's matchup in Arizona after missing the previous 16 games with a shoulder injury, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports. With Kris Versteeg (upper body) missing Thursday's game, Bouma has drawn into the lineup as the next man up. The Alberta native is poised to retake his position on the fourth line, meaning he probably won't receive significant minutes and is unlikely to produce big numbers from a fantasy standpoint.
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