Bortuzzo (orbital) is fully fit heading into the 2021-22 campaign according to general manager Doug Armstrong, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Bortuzzo missed the last two games of the postseason after breaking his orbital bone but appears to be no worse for the wear. For the second straight season, the 32-year-old defenseman failed to reach the 10-point mark, and there is little reason to think he would significantly improve upon that mark this next year.
Bortuzzo suffered a broken orbital bone in Game 2 against Colorado, Andy Strickland of Bally Sports Midwest reports.
Bortuzzo took an elbow to the face from Tyson Jost in Game 2 and never returned to the series. The 32-year-old blueliner will have the offseason to recover and should be back in time for training camp. He finished the regular season with five points in 40 games.
Bortuzzo (upper body) won't play in Sunday's Game 4 against the Avalanche, per coach Craig Berube, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Bortuzzo will miss a second consecutive contest after taking an elbow to the face in Game 2. If the Blues fail to win Sunday, their season will be over. Otherwise, Bortuzzo would get another opportunity to return in Tuesday's Game 5.
Bortuzzo (upper body) isn't expected to play in Friday's Game 3 versus Colorado, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports.
Bortuzzo exited Wednesday's Game 2 loss in the second period after taking an elbow to the face from Colorado's Tyson Jost and will miss at least one additional contest as a result. With Bortuzzo on the shelf, Steve Santini could draw into the lineup for Game 3.
Bortuzzo (upper body) exited Wednesday's contest in the second period, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Bortuzzo appeared to get hit in the face with an elbow from Avalanche forward Tyson Jost. The 32-year-old Bortuzzo had four hits in 9:56 of ice time prior to the injury. The veteran defenseman battled an upper-body injury earlier in the season that cost him 10 games. More on his status should be available prior to Friday's Game 3 in St. Louis.
Bortuzzo scored a goal on four shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Ducks.
Bortuzzo tallied at 2:13 of the third period, and his first goal of the season stood as Monday's game-winner. The 32-year-old defenseman has just four points and 29 shots on net in 34 appearances. He's added 64 hits, 47 PIM and 43 blocked shots in a part-time role. Bortuzzo will likely stay in the lineup at least until one of Vince Dunn (upper body) or Torey Krug (upper body) can return.
Bortuzzo notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings.
Bortuzzo entered Saturday with no points in 14 appearances this season. In addition to the assist, he also has 14 shots on goal, 20 hits, 19 blocked shots and eight PIM. The 31-year-old defenseman will likely continue to play until Colton Parayko (back) is able to return.
Bortuzzo (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.
Bortuzzo has missed the last 10 games, but his return to the active roster comes at the right time, as Marco Scandella is struggling with his own upper-body injury. The rugged blueliner may return to the lineup in Monday's matchup against the Coyotes.
Bortuzzo (upper body) isn't expected to play Tuesday against Arizona, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Bortuzzo has been skating since Wednesday, but he remains without a timetable for his return. Another update on the veteran blueliner should surface once he's deemed fit to play.
Bortuzzo (upper body) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Ducks, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Bortuzzo will miss his seventh straight game while stashed on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The 31-year-old could return Tuesday against Arizona, but his official timetable is still unclear.
Bortuzzo (upper body) won't be available versus Anaheim on Saturday but he hasn't been ruled out of Sunday's matchup against the Ducks, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Bortuzzo has already been sidelined for the team's previous five contests and will be unavailable for at least one more. Once fully fit, the blueliner should be in the mix for a spot on the blue line though he will likely be limited to a third-pairing role. Once Bortuzzo does return to action, it will likely be in favor of Vince Dunn or Niko Mikkola.
Bortuzzo (upper body) resumed skating Wednesday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Bortuzzo, who's currently on injured reserve, remains without a timetable for his return to action, but he's clearly trending in the right direction. Once cleared to play, the 31-year-old will return to his role as a rotational, bottom-four option for the Blues.
Bortuzzo (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Bortuzzo suffered an upper-body injury during Friday's 8-0 loss to the Avalanche, and he'll miss at least a week of action. In turn, the Blues called up Niko Mikkola from the taxi squad. Mikkola and Carl Gunnarsson are candidates to replace Bortuzzo on the third defensive pairing in Monday's matchup against the Sharks.
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.
Bortuzzo registered an assist, four hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
Bortuzzo earned his first point in his last six appearances. The 30-year-old has just a part-time role on the third pairing for the Blues -- he's at five points, 46 hits and 35 blocks through 33 contests. Bortuzzo will likely have to contend with Niko Mikkola for playing time in the near term.
Bortuzzo picked up an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Bortuzzo set up Alexander Steen's opening tally at 7:53 of the first period. The defenseman has two points in the last two games, doubling his season total to four points in 28 outings overall. the 30-year-old obviously is more of a defensive player -- don't expect this recent scoring touch to last long. He's added 34 hits, 28 blocked shots and a plus-11 rating.
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