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Chris Butler | Defenseman

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
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Chris Butler is on waivers.
Butler had two goals and 16 points in 82 games with the Calgary Flames last season. He agreed to a one-year, two-way deal over the summer. He hasn't played in the minors since the 2008-09 campaign, but unless he gets claimed, that will probably change soon. Sep 29 - 12:40 PM

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Chris Butler has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the St. Louis Blues.

Butler had 16 points and a minus-23 rating in 82 games with the Calgary Flames last season. He also ranked second in the NHL with 211 blocked shots. The Blues defense for the start of the season already looks pretty much set, but there's a small chance that Butler will be able to beat out Ian Cole for the final roster spot.
Jul 16 - 6:33 PM

Chris Butler finished with second in the NHL with 211 blocked shots.

He trailed only Andrew MacDonald who had 241 in a season split between the Islanders and Philadelphia. Butler also finished 10 ahead of teammate Kris Russell. Butler had only two goals and 16 points with a terrible minus-23 rating but if you need blocked shots next season, he will help your fantasy team.
Source: Calgary Sun
Apr 20 - 6:38 AM

Chris Butler recorded two assists on Tuesday.

It was a rare multi-point night for Butler, who now has two goals and 13 points in 69 games this season. The defensive defenseman has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Mar 19 - 9:07 AM

Chris Butler (lower body) played on Saturday after it was thought he would miss the game.

Butler was injured on Thursday and reports had him sitting Saturday's game out but lo and behold, he played 20:11 minutes with a hit and two blocked shots. He has only two goals and 10 points in 60 games this season with a minus-17 rating.
Mar 2 - 6:32 AM

Chris Butler (lower body) will probably miss Saturday's contest

Butler sustained the ailment during Thursday's game. He has 10 points and 29 penalty minutes in 59 contests in 2013-14.
Feb 28 - 1:49 PM

Chris Butler is third in the NHL with 146 blocks in 56 games.

Butler has led the charge in one of the few areas of the game that the Flames have excelled at. As a team they rank second in the NHL with 974 blocks this season. "We feel that shot-blocking is a big part of a game, and it starts with your desire to win," Hartley said. "You have the choice, and it's an ultimate commitment to get your leg or get your body in front of a shot that many times is probably close to 100 miles an hour. Don't worry, on the bench, when a guy blocks a shot, his teammates are the first ones to remind him of how great he is and we tap them on the back, too."
Source: Calgary Sun
Feb 6 - 8:44 AM

Chris Butler scored an overtime goal in Calgary's 2-1 win over Carolina Thursday night.

With 3.6 seconds remaining in overtime, Butler sailed a puck over Carolina goalie Justin Peters' shoulder to give the Flames the win, snapping Calgary's two-game losing skid on home ice. It was Butler's second of the season. Brian McGrattan scored the other goal for the Flames, which was his first of the season. Paul Byron registered two assists in the game.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 01:37:00 AM

Chris Butler potted a goal in the Flames' 3-1 loss to the Blackhawks Friday night.

Butler was drafted by the Sabres in 2005 and spent parts of three seasons with Buffalo in a limited role before moving on with the Flames. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues next season.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 11:17:00 PM

Chris Butler (flu) returned to action on Sunday.

Butler played 19:27 minutes in the 4-1 win over Minnesota but was a minus-one. He had a shot on goal, two blocked shots and three hits in the contest.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 01:53:00 AM

Chris Butler is probable Friday even though he has the flu.

Butler has five points and 19 penalty minutes in 39 games this season. You would have to be in a particularly deep league to justify owning Butler.
Source: Calgary Sun
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 05:36:00 PM

Chris Butler is dealing with the flu.

Butler should be regarded as questionable for Friday's contest. He has five assists and a minus-nine rating in 39 games this season.
Fri, Apr 19, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Chris Butler was surprised to find out that Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff had been fired.

Butler was drafted by the Sabres in 2005 and spent parts of three seasons with Buffalo. "He’d been there for such a long time that it just sort of felt like he was going to be there forever," Butler said. "I think he had a tremendous working relationship between he and (Sabres general manager) Darcy (Regier). It was a good partnership. He had a lot of success." Butler had his best season under Ruff, recording 21 points in 59 games in 2009-10.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 09:35:00 AM

Chris Butler is projected to play alongside Cory Sarich on Thursday.

Butler has already spent two of Calgary's four games in the press box. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 08:37:00 AM

Chris Butler has agreed to play with Karlskrona in Sweden's second division, according to the team's website.

Butler appeared in 68 games with Calgary last season, where he chipped in 15 points and 34 penalty minutes.
Source: khk.se
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 05:16:00 PM

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