Thorburn was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Friday, Chris Pinkert of the Blues' official site reports. Thorburn was waived by the Blues on Oct. 1, then spent almost all of the 2018-19 campaign with AHL San Antonio. The Ontario native logged seven points through 40 games in the minors this season and looks to stay on the team throughout their postseason run.
Thorburn was assigned to AHL San Antonio on Monday, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. It's been a busy October for Thorburn, as he has already been waived, recalled, and now sent back down to the minors by the Blues. Based on this, the veteran forward could see himself yo-yoing back and forth this season as the team sees fit.
Thorburn was called up to St. Louis on Friday. The Blues actually waived Thorburn on Monday, but he passed through unclaimed, hence the reason why he was available to be recalled from AHL San Antonio. Still, Thorburn is a bottom-six filler at best, so he can safely be ignored in most fantasy hockey setups.
Thorburn was waived by the Blues on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Thorburn played just 50 games last season and averaged 7:02 per outing, so the move was expected, especially with how well the Blues' prospects performed in training camp. He's the definition of an enforcer with eight fighting majors and seven points last season.
Thorburn has zero points and a minus-1 rating through two preseason games. Thorburn is accustomed to his job being in jeopardy, as he was waived at the trade deadline last season but went unclaimed and returned to the Blues' roster. The 35-year-old played 50 games last season and averaged just 7:02 of ice time, recording seven points and eight fighting majors. St. Louis has young forwards itching for bottom-six minutes, so the team may not be able to hang onto Thorburn for Opening Night.
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