Bouwmeester posted a plus-1 rating, four blocked shots and a minor penalty with one hit in Saturday's 4-3 win against the Islanders. Bouwmeester was a physical presence for the Blues, and it was a much needed effort with Colton Parayko (undisclosed) sidelined. The veteran remains a light-scoring defenseman with 87 blocked shots through 66 games. He is only worth fantasy consideration in the deepest of pools.
Bouwmeester (lower body) took a maintenance day Monday, but is expected to suit up against the Penguins on Tuesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Bouwmeester was sidelined for just one game with this ailment but appears to be ready to go for the Blues trip to Pittsburgh. Despite logging 46 games this year, the defenseman has managed just one goal and eight helpers from the blue line. The 33-year-old has failed to crack the 20-point mark in either of his previous two seasons, and is on pace to miss that mark again.
Bouwmeester (lower body) won't play Saturday against the Jets. Bouwmeester was on the ice for pregame warmups, but evidently aggravated a preexisting injury while getting ready for Saturday's contest. Joel Edmundson will take Bouwmeester's place in St. Louis lineup against Winnipeg.
Bouwmeester recorded an assist and a shot on net during Monday's win over Chicago. With just one goal and seven assists for the year, Bouwmeester's completely off the fantasy grid in the majority of settings. The veteran has settled into a defense-first role and entered Monday's game starting 57.8 percent of his five-on-five shifts in his own end. Additionally, he's also blocking fewer shots (44 through 38 games) and owns a minus-6 rating. At best, Bouwmeester is a low-priced flier for daily contests when St. Louis faces a favorable opponent.
Bouwmeester has three assists in the last four games after having just two in the first 22 games played. His assist in Tuesday's win over Montreal was the 300th of his career. Bouwmeester hasn't done anything different to generate the assists. He's directed nine shots toward the net (four shots, one missed, four blocked), which is right in line with how often he shoots, but he's getting the right bounces of late. As recently as 2013, the 33-year-old Albertan scored 37 points, but he's no longer being asked to provide that level of offense. In 266 games for St. Louis, he's averaging .31 points per game while he averaged .40 in 750 games with the Panthers and Flames prior to joining the Blues.
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