Bozak will sign a three-year contract with the Blues worth $5 million AAV, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The Blues' biggest need in free agency was a top-six center. While teams continued to wait on the John Tavares decision, they were able to nab their man. Bozak posted 11 goals and 43 points while averaging 15:39 through 81 games in 2017-18 for the Leafs. The 32-year-old will compete for the second-line center role behind Brayden Schenn.
Bozak made the most of his minutes, scoring a goal and a power-play assist during a 4-3 victory over the Bruins on Saturday. The Bruins still lead the series 3-2. The 31-year-old played just over 11 minutes, including 31 seconds on the man advantage, and yet, he posted his first multi-point game in nearly a month (March 22). Owners have to love that efficiency, but don't count on his minutes remaining that low. Bozak was averaging 16:26 per game in the first round prior to Game 5, so he very well could be back north of the 16-minute mark Monday in Game 6. Bozak has two goals and four points in the series.
Bozak picked up a pair of assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's win over Nashville. Bozak has been producing well of late, managing a goal and seven points in his last six games. The third-line center is now sitting on 11 goals and 38 points in 72 games on the season. He's been inconsistent, but Bozak's recent hot stretch makes him worth starting in the majority of deep leagues.
Bozak picked up two assists while adding two shots and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout win over the Stars. The veteran center now has three points, all helpers, in his last two games. It's been a mostly disappointing season for Bozak, who has just 10 goals and 36 points in 69 games while primarily toiling on the third line, but he could be due for a bit of puck luck down the stretch -- he's shooting a career-low 8.1 percent this season, four points lower than his previous floor.
Bozak scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh. The goal snapped a 16-game drought for the much-maligned pivot. Bozak's fantasy value is in free-fall this year and with his 32nd birthday quickly approaching, it's not about to come back.
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