Bourque scored a goal and delivered five hits in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Sharks in Game 1 of the conference semifinals. The fourth-line winger hadn't registered a point in his last seven games, and he hadn't scored in his last 10 outings before beating Martin Jones in the first period. He does have 17 hits in six postseason games, but without point production, Bourque is unlikely to carry much fantasy value.
Bourque's second goal of the season was the decisive tally in a 4-3 win over the Golden Knights. Bourque has made 50 appearances this season, posting only two goals and five helpers in that span. With a season average of 9:49 of ice time entering the night, Bourque has not received many chances to improve on his modest production.
Bourque suited up in four games and was a healthy scratch six times in January. Bourque couldn't notch a point in four outings and averaged just 9:52 of ice time. He also fired just two shots on net in that span and worked on the second power-play unit once. He's in line to suit up Saturday versus the Canucks, but that could change if the Avalanche elevate forwards from AHL Colorado.
Bourque has averaged a paltry 9:26 of ice time in his last 10 games. Bourque even served as a healthy scratch for a game during that 10-game stretch and has managed a lone assist. Perhaps more concerning for the coaching staff is his minus-5 rating, which could result in his utilization going down even further.
Bourque failed to record a point in Tuesday's 5-2 loss in Columbus. Bourque's career high in points came back in 2013-14 when he tallied 26 as a member of the Predators. The shot on goal in Tuesday's contest was his first of the season, and as a result, it's probably best to avoid Bourque in all formats.
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