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Rene Bourque | Winger | #18

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/10/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
College: Wisconsin
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Rene Bourque will be scratched Friday against Buffalo.
Bourque has not played since March 28th, marking tonight his fifth straight game on the pine. For the season he's posted eight points, 38 PIMs, and 82 hits through 48 games. Making him perfectly suitable for the waiver wire. Apr 8 - 6:11 PM

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Rene Bourque will sit out Wednesday for the Columbus Blue Jackets

This will be the fourth scratch in a row for the winger who has dressed only twice in the past 11 games. Not likely to impact a roster spot.
Apr 6 - 7:07 PM

Rene Bourque will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the New York Rangers.

He's been a healthy scratch in seven of Columbus' last nine contests. Bourque is far removed from being the player who scored over 25 goals a few years ago. Scott Hartnell will join him in the press box.
Apr 4 - 7:02 PM

Rene Bourque will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 34-year-old has been scratched in five straight games. Bourque has three goals, seven points and a minus-10 rating in 46 games this season.
Mar 24 - 7:23 PM

Rene Bourque will be scratched instead Friday night against Edmonton.

Originally expected to skate on the fourth line, Bourque will simply take to the pine instead. The 33-year-old veteran winger has posted just six points and 70 hits on the season, and offers no fantasy value.
Mar 4 - 7:00 PM

Rene Bourque isn't expected to be sent to the minors despite clearing waivers.

The Blue Jackets waived Bourque to give themselves more roster flexibility ahead of the trade deadline. They didn't end up making a move though, so there was no reason for them to demote Bourque.
Mar 1 - 9:05 AM

Rene Bourque will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the New York Rangers.

Bourque cleared waivers earlier today, but that won't result in another opportunity for him on the ice. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Feb 29 - 7:11 PM

Rene Bourque cleared waivers on Monday, ahead of the trade deadline.

The 34-year-old comes with a heavy bill of $3.33M against the cap, considering he's posted just six points it's no wonder he wasn't claimed.
Feb 29 - 12:32 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets waived Rene Bourque on Sunday.

Through 42 games this season the 30-year-old has posted six points, and 70 hits while averaging 10:37 of ice time per night. From here, Bourque can be sent to the AHL, cut, traded, or kept with the team. For now, though, $950K of his $3.33M (with a no trade clause) is deducted from the books once he clears waivers and is sent down.
Feb 28 - 12:45 PM

Rene Bourque scored a goal and an assist in a 6-3 victory against Dallas on Tuesday.

It was a rare offensive outburst for Bourque, who has just two goals and four points in 19 contests in 2015-16. He's not expected to have much fantasy value in standard leagues for the rest of the season.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:09:00 AM

Rene Bourque scored his first goal of the season Saturday.

The winger last scored on March 21 so it was a long time coming for Bourque. He is playing alongside Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner so if you are looking for a flier off the waiver wire, Bourque may make a nice short term acquisition.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 07:22:00 AM

Rene Bourque (upper body) has been taken off the injured reserve list.

Where Bourque will fit into Monday's lineup remains to be seen. He skated alongside Ryan Johansen and Boone Jenner during Sunday's practice, but that would have been Nick Foligno's spot if he was there. Foligno is questionable for Monday's game, so Bourque's role in that contest might depend on Foligno's status.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Rene Bourque (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He is expected to be sidelined for at least one week. Bourque has one assist and 27 shots in 15 games this year.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Coach Tortorella has elected to not make any lineup changes for Tuesday's tilt with Vancouver.

Neither Rene Bourque nor Dalton Prout have accumulated any fantasy value thus far. Combined in 22 games, they've collected just two points and 43 hits.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Rene Bourque and Dalton Prout will be scratched for Friday's tilt with the Ducks.

Unfortunately, neither Bourque nor Prout is worth a spot on your roster. Combined they have accumulated little in the way of effective play, to be plain about it.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 08:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Brandon Dubinsky
2Alexander Wennberg
3William Karlsson
4Gregory Campbell
LW1Boone Jenner
2Scott Hartnell
3Matt Calvert
4Rene Bourque
5Brett Gallant
RW1Brandon Saad
2Nick Foligno
3Cam Atkinson
4David Clarkson
D1Seth Jones
2Ryan Murray
3Jack Johnson
4David Savard
5Dalton Prout
6Zach Werenski
7Cody Goloubef
8Gabriel Carlsson
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney
3Joonas Korpisalo