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Rene Bourque | Winger

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/10/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 213
College: Wisconsin
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Rene Bourque (upper body) skated on Friday but is still considered questionable for Sunday's game.
Bourque was banged up a week ago and has not played since Saturday. He was getting hot before the injury with three goals in his previous two games but the well-travelled forward could go back to square one as the Blue Jackets have won both games in his absence during a five game winning streak. Mar 28 - 8:17 AM

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Rene Bourque is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Bourque missed Monday's practice, but was originally expected to play on Tuesday anyways. Now the Blue Jackets are calling him day-to-day and expect him to miss their upcoming contest. Look for William Karlsson to be in the lineup instead.
Mar 24 - 12:07 PM

Rene Bourque wasn't on the ice with his teammates during Monday's practice.

Bourque is "banged up" following the Blue Jackets' stint of three road games in four days. He's still likely to play on Tuesday, but we're erring on the side of caution by listing him as day-to-day.
Mar 24 - 11:00 AM

Rene Bourque had what was probably his best game with Columbus as the Blue Jackets came from behind to beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 in OT on Saturday.

Bourque scored two goals (including the game-winner) in this one, giving him three tallies in his last two contests. That represents three of the four points he's scored with Columbus - all goals - in eight games. It's hard to say what his future holds, but playing well during these final few weeks would certainly help matters for the sudden journeyman.
Mar 21 - 7:04 PM

Rene Bourque ignited the Blue Jackets' six-goal run when he put one by Eddie Lack just 3:24 after Daniel Sedin had made it 2-0 Canucks.

Bourque's second goal with the Blue Jackets is surely one that Lack would like back, and one Bourque is all too happy to have on the record. After making it 2-1, his Blue Jackets would tack on five more unanswered goals for the 6-2 win on Thursday night. Bourque now has two goals and points in seven games with Columbus.
Mar 20 - 2:24 AM

Rene Bourque is looking to get a brand new start in Columbus.

Bourque has struggle the last few seasons, especially once he left the Calgary Flames as he had his problems with Montreal coach Michel Therrien and then struggled in Anaheim. "I know I have something left," the 33-year-old Bourque said. "I know I can help this team. I believe in myself. I’m not worried about proving people wrong; I just want to prove to myself and to the Blue Jackets that I still have it, that I can still contribute and help a team win games." Bourque started his first game as a Blue Jacket alongside Artem Anisimov and Brandon Dubinsky as he will need to prove that he is capable of being a top-six forward to have any success at the NHL level.
Mar 8 - 7:47 AM

Rene Bourque will make his Blue Jackets debut on the fourth line on Saturday night against the Avalanche.

Bourque will skate to the left of Mark Letestu and Jared Boll. Of the three, only Boll has fantasy value if your league rewards brutes. Boll has amassed 93 PIMs and 119 hits through 62 games this season.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 7 - 6:31 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have recalled Rene Bourque from Springfield.

Head coach Todd Richards said that Bourque will play on Saturday night against Colorado. The 33-year-old was acquired from Anaheim on trade deadline day. He has two goals and 10 points in 43 games this season. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Mar 7 - 12:41 PM

Rene Bourque will report to the Springfield Falcons of the AHL.

William Karlsson will join him in the minors as well. They were both acquired from Anaheim as part of the deal that sent James Wisniewski to the Ducks.
Mar 2 - 4:21 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired Rene Bourque, William Karlsson, and a 2015 second-round pick from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for James Wisniweski.

Bourque has two goals and 10 points in 43 games in 2014-15. He cleared waivers earlier Monday, so that should tell you plenty about his trade value. Columbus likely agreed to take him to make this deal work for Anaheim from a cap perspective as Bourque comes with a $3,333,333 annual cap hit through 2015-16.
Mar 2 - 3:43 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have placed Rene Bourque on waivers.

Bourque has been a huge disappointment since being acquired from the Montreal Canadiens earlier this season. The 33-year-old has two goals and 10 points in 43 games this season.
Mar 1 - 12:33 PM

Rene Bourque will be a healthy scratch Monday night against Detroit.

Bourque has not fit in with the Ducks this season even after receiving numerous chances to play alongside Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. He's played in 29 games with the Ducks this year after being traded by Montreal but has not found his game posting two goals and six assists. Monday will be his second consecutive scratching.
Feb 23 - 8:15 PM

The Ducks shuffled their lines during Thursday's practice and Rene Bourque ended up on the top line.

He skated with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, while Patrick Maroon was dropped to a combination with Kyle Palmieri and Nate Thompson and Matt Beleskey skated with Rickard Rakell and Jakob Silfverberg.
Feb 5 - 1:57 PM

Rene Bourque will come out of the Ducks' lineup on Saturday.

The 33-year-old has just two goals and six points in 21 games since being acquired from Montreal. Bourque is a big body and he does have some talent, but saying he struggles with consistency is a huge understatement. You can continue ignoring him in standard leagues. Tim Jackman will the lineup in his place.
Jan 17 - 3:15 PM

Rene Bourque, Mark Fistric and Colby Robak are healthy scratches in Sunday's game against Winnipeg.

Bourque has two goals and six points in 19 games since joining the Ducks earlier this season. Fistric has no points in nine games this season. Robak is also pointless in 11 games.
Jan 11 - 10:04 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Johansen
2Brandon Dubinsky
3Artem Anisimov
4Mark Letestu
5William Karlsson
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Nick Foligno
3Matt Calvert
4Jack Skille
5Corey Tropp
6Boone Jenner
7Jeremy Morin
RW1Cam Atkinson
2Alexander Wennberg
3Jared Boll
4David Clarkson
5Rene Bourque
6Marko Dano
D1Jack Johnson
2Fedor Tyutin
3Ryan Murray
4David Savard
5Kevin Connauton
6Justin Falk
7Cody Goloubef
8Dalton Prout
G1Sergei Bobrovsky
2Curtis McElhinney