Bourque was returned to AHL San Antonio on Friday. Bourque saw 13:21 of ice time in his one-game stint with the team in which he dished out three hits and one shot on goal. The 26-year-old has five points in 11 outings in the minors this year and will likely continue bouncing between leagues throughout the season.
The Avalanche recalled Bourque from AHL San Antonio on Wednesday. Bourque will supply the Avalanche with depth up front, but won't be a useful fantasy option, as he's failed to tally a single point while averaging just 10:46 of ice time in five games with Colorado this season. If the 26-year-old winger is able to crack the lineup during his stay with the Avalanche, he'll likely slot into a bottom-six role, and get additional ice time on one of the team's penalty-killing units.
Bourque was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Monday. The 26-year-old hasn't seen much ice time, averaging 10:46 per game, however, he hasn't done much with the opportunities given, only putting up three shots on goal in five games. He will likely be the first forward called up if someone gets injured.
Bourque turned his tryout into a one-year deal with the Avalanche on Monday. After securing his new deal, Bourque was placed on waivers in order to create roster flexibility, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports. Assuming he is unclaimed of waivers, the winger could still be on the Avs' Opening Night roster, but can then be moved between the majors and minors when necessary throughout the season.
Bourque will attend the Avalanche's training camp on a professional tryout agreement, James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail reports. Injuries limited Bourque to just 22 games with the Predators in 2015-16, and the 25-year-old winger was only able to tally an unimpressive four points (one goal, three assists) over that span. The 2009 fifth-round pick will compete for a bottom-six role during the Avalanche's upcoming training camp, but won't be worth consideration in fantasy leagues in 2016-17 regardless of the outcome of his tryout.
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