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.
Rene Bourque (undisclosed) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.
Bourque has missed the Columbus 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.
Rene Bourque (undisclosed) was placed on the injured reserve list on Tuesday by the Columbus 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.
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.