Bourque has been ruled out for Thursday's road game against the Lightning due to a groin injury, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.
This is the first we've heard of Bourque's injury, but the veteran should be considered day-to-day ahead of Saturday's road game against the Panthers.
Bourque secured a one-year contract with Colorado on Monday.
Bourque joined the Avs on a PTO, but was able to show the organization enough to earn a season long deal. The 34-year-old led the team in scoring during the preseason with a goal and three helpers, with two of those points coming on the man advantage. While he is unlikely to average a point per game in the regular season, Bourque can add some much needed depth and grit to Colorado's bottom-six, although will remain limited in terms of fantasy value.
Bourque signed a professional tryout agreement with Colorado on Thursday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports.
Bourque logged 49 games for the Blue Jackets last season, but was often a healthy scratch throughout the year. In those outings, the winger garnered a paltry eight points while tabulating 38 PIM and 82 hits. At 34 years old, the veteran is probably a long shot to secure a spot on the opening day roster and is likely more of a training camp placeholder for guys participating in the World Cup of Hockey during training camp.
Rene Bourque cleared waivers Monday, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The move doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Bourque has produced just six points and a minus-11 rating in 42 games this season. It's unclear what the next step is from here for the 34-year-old, but he didn't travel with the team to New York for Monday's contest against the Rangers.
Rene 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 Columbus 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.