Bouwmeester (upper body) will return to the lineup Monday against the Penguins, Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest reports. Bouwmeester has been sidelined since Jan. 8 with the upper-body injury but appears to have finally overcome the issue and will rejoin his teammates on the ice sheet. The blueliner has 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) through 44 games this season, and will look to improve on that total Monday night. He was slotted alongside Alex Pietrangelo during morning skate, and appears poised to play there during the evening's contest.
Bouwmeester (upper body) has been reclassified as week-to-week, meaning he could miss a significant amount of time, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bouwmeester has struggled to find the scoresheet this season, grabbing just one goal and 10 assists in 44 games this season. Despite his lack of offensive production, the defenseman eats up a lot of minutes on the ice, averaging 23:08 per game on the year. With the 32-year-old sidelined, the Blues recalled fellow blueliner Chris Butler.
Bouwmeester (upper body) will miss Saturday night's game against the Kings, Jeremy P. Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bouwmeester was forced out of Friday's game with Anaheim because of the upper-body ailment. As noted in the original report, the Blues should reevaluate the defenseman Sunday, with an expected return timeline to be issued at some point Monday.
Bouwmeester suffered an upper-body injury in Friday's game against the Ducks and will not return. Further details regarding Bouwmeester's injury were not immediately available, but his status figures to be updated in the near future. He will have to recover quickly to avoid missing any further action with the Blues playing again Saturday night against the Kings.
Bouwmeester scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in Wednesday's 6-5 OT win over the Blackhawks. Bouwmeester now has five points in 13 games this season, as he's been a nice piece of secondary scoring from the Blues' blue line behind their big horses (Kevin Shattenkirk, Alex Pietrangelo and rookie Colton Parayko).
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