Rene Bourque

#18 LW / Columbus Blue Jackets / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 214 lb Age: 34 College: Wisconsin

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    Blue Jackets' Rene Bourque: Picks up two points Wednesday

    Bourque scored a goal and an assist in just 9:21 of ice time in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Stars. Three of his four points on the season have come in the last three games. Matt Calvert's knee injury does open up a spot in the Blue Jackets' top nine, and Bourque's recent play might earn him a promotion, but even if he escapes the fourth line he's not likely to develop substantial fantasy value.

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    Blue Jackets' Rene Bourque: Activated from injured reserve Saturday

    Bourque (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve Saturday. Bourque has missed the Blue Jackets' last 12 games with an undisclosed ailment, but returned to the ice for Saturday's morning skate, which was the first indication that the veteran winger might be available for Saturday evening's game against the Flyers. It isn't clear if Bourque will immediately return to Columbus' lineup following his activation from IR, but if he does suit up for the Jackets' matchup with Philadelphia, he'll likely slot into a bottom-six role.

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    Blue Jackets' Rene Bourque: Placed on IR Tuesday

    Bourque (undisclosed) was placed on the injured reserve list on Tuesday by the Blue Jackets, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports. The nature of Bourque's injury is unclear at this point. The 33-year-old veteran forward wasn't much of a fantasy asset this season in any case, as he has notched just a single point through 15 games played for the Blue Jackets.

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    Blue Jackets' Rene Bourque: Not with team for Wednesday's tilt

    Bourque (undisclosed) will not travel to New Jersey for Wednesday's game against the Devils, per Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella. The Jackets will face the Penguins on Friday, and that appears to be Bourque's next chance to lace up for a game. Despite being in the league for 10 years, Bourque hasn't used that experience to his advantage as he only has one point (an assist) in 15 games this season.

  • Jackets' Bourque Misses Practice

    News: Rene Bourque was absent from Monday's practice, Rob Mixer of reports.
    Analysis: It isn't clear what kind of ailment held Rene Bourque out of practice, but the team doesn't seem to be overly concerned about the 33-year-old veteran winger. It's quite possible Bourque was simply given a maintenance day, but his status is worth monitoring, as his 2014-15 season was cut short after he was forced to undergo back surgery in March.
  • Jackets' Bourque (Back) Out For Season

    News: Rene Bourque (back) will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery on Saturday, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
    Analysis: It's disappointing news for Rene Bourque, as he had really started to turn it on of late, scoring three goals and putting 12 shots on net in the last two games he played. The Blue Jackets, who aren't in the running for the playoffs, have opted to shut down the 33-year-old winger to avoid any risk of further injury. Bourque will finish the season with a total of six goals and eight assists.
  • Jackets' Bourque Won't Play Friday

    News: Rene Bourque (upper body) will not play Friday against the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Rene Bourque was limited to skating on his own during Friday's morning skate, so he'll be forced to sit out his second straight game. The injury has come at an unfortunate time for Bourque, as he had potted three goals and put 12 shots on net in the last two games he played. He could be back in action for Saturday's game against the Blackhawks, but a top-line role might not necessarily be waiting for him.
  • Blue Jackets' Bourque Day-To-Day

    News: Rene Bourque (upper body) is expected to travel with the Blue Jackets on the team's upcoming two-game road trip.
    Analysis: That said, it remains unclear at this stage if Rene Bourque is considered a candidate to play either Friday in Chicago, Saturday in St. Louis, or even in both contests.
  • Blue Jackets' Bourque Day-To-Day

    News: Rene Bourque (upper body) will not play Tuesday against the Ducks.
    Analysis: Rene Bourque -- who has notched three goals in his last two games -- is considered day-to-day as Friday's game against Chicago approaches.
  • Jackets' Bourque Buries Old Team With Two Goals

    News: Rene Bourque buried his former team Saturday, potting a pair of goals -- including the game-winner in overtime -- in a 3-2 win over the Flames.
    Analysis: Rene Bourque stole the show at the Saddledome on Saturday afternoon, a place he called home for nearly four seasons. He now has four points -- all of which have been goals -- in eight games with Columbus, and 14 points overall in 51 contests this season.
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