Bortuzzo is in the lineup for Thursday's round-robin contest with Vegas, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. The Thunder Bay, Ontario native will round out the Blues' defense corps on the third pairing next to Vince Dunn, with Carl Gunnarsson sitting out as a scratch. Bortuzzo managed just six points in 42 games this year and doesn't offer much from a fantasy perspective other than the occasional hit and blocked shot.
Bortuzzo (undisclosed) was on the ice Thursday for the first time since training camp started, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bortuzzo served as a healthy scratch in five of the last 11 games prior to the league going on hiatus, so his spot in the lineup is anything but secure. Combined with his minimal offensive value, fantasy players will probably want to pursue alternative options in postseason pools and DFS contests.
Bortuzzo (undisclosed) missed a second consecutive practice Tuesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. There won't be any details released regarding the nature of Bortuzzo's absence due to the NHL's new policy on injury updates. Either way, the veteran blueliner only notched six points in 42 games during the regular season, so there's no reason for those participating in playoff pools to track his status.
Bortuzzo scored a goal in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Blackhawks The goal was Bortuzzo's second of the 2019-20 season and his first game-winner. With only six points to show for this year, the 30-year-old defenseman is not worth owning in fantasy. Sunday was only Bortuzzo's 41st appearance this season.
Bortuzzo posted six hits, a blocked shot and two PIM across 12:51 in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Rangers. Bortuzzo has struggled to crack the lineup lately, serving as a healthy scratch in four of the last six games. The brawny blueliner was called upon for this cross-conference clash, though, and he delivered physicality as he normally does. His fantasy value is negligible, but Bortuzzo gives St. Louis flexibility on the blue line when injuries pop up.
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