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Robert Bortuzzo | Defenseman | #41

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 3 (78) / PIT
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Robert Bortuzzo scored his first goal of the season on Tuesday in a 4-2 win over Boston.
He tied the game at 2-2 five minutes after Dominic Moore gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead. Bortuzzo has scored just eight times in 172 career contests. He has skated in six matches this season. Nov 23 - 11:37 AM

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Robert Bortuzzo will skate on the third pairing with Colton Parayko on Saturday against Nashville.

Boy, that's a rough and tumble duo if there ever was one. Bortuzzo, who declared himself in the lineup, has seen just four games this season and will likely be ready to make an impact.
Nov 19 - 2:46 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) said he's good to play on Saturday.

Bortuzzo was activated from the injured reserve list on Thursday, but was kept out of that night's game against San Jose. However, he said that the plan was always for him to make his return on Saturday.
Nov 18 - 2:05 PM

The St. Louis Blues have activated Robert Bortuzzo from injured reserve on Thursday, but he will not play against the Sharks.

Bortuzzo hasn't played since Oct. 27 due to a lower-body injury. Through four games this season he has no points with six blocks and 13 hits.
Nov 17 - 7:12 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) will take part in the pregame warmup and will be a game-time decision Thursday.

He has missed the last eight games with a lower-body injury, but could make his return against San Jose. If Bortuzzo can play then Petteri Lindbohm would probably be the odd-man out.
Nov 17 - 2:20 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) is getting close to being back in the lineup.

"It's hard to say. We're re-evaluating things every morning and how you respond to things," he said. "I can feel myself getting closer. I want it to be as soon as possible, obviously." Bortuzzo was basically a full participant in practice on Wednesday.
Nov 16 - 4:47 PM

Robert Bortuzzo skated with his teammates Monday for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury.

"Bortuzzo will be a player this week," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "When, I don't know, but he'll be a player. He skated on his own for two days and then this morning early." He has missed the last eight games.
Nov 14 - 2:50 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) didn't skate Tuesday and a timetable for his return remains uncertain.

"Until he joins us, then we don't really have an exact time frame," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He's with the trainers again tomorrow and then we'll see maybe later in the week he can join us." Bortuzzo hasn't played since Oct. 27 because of a lower-body injury.
Nov 9 - 9:25 AM

Robert Bortuzzo (LBI) will skate with the training staff on Monday and then be reevaluated.

Bortuzzo hasn't played since Oct. 27th. Through four games the veteran defender has no points with six blocks and 13 hits.
Nov 6 - 3:09 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He hasn't played since Oct. 27 because of a lower-body injury, but he is traveling with the team to receive treatments.
Nov 2 - 5:21 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) traveled with the team, but he did it to receive treatment.

It doesn't sound like he will be available to play on Tuesday night against the Rangers. Consider him day-to-day.
Oct 31 - 6:52 PM

Robert Bortuzzo will miss Saturday's match against the Kings with a lower body injury.

Bortuzzo saw his least amount of ice time on Thursday night playing just 8:37, but he did throw three hits with a minor and a hit. He has 13 hits and six blocks with that minor penalty in four games this season, so we would look elsewhere for depth production.
Source: Lou Korac
Oct 29 - 3:40 PM

Robert Bortuzzo will be in the lineup for the Blues on opening night against Chicago.

"(Bortuzzo) earned it through training camp," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He got it, he earned it. If you have any value in training camp and exhibition games, you give the guy the spot. That's exactly what he did. So 'Borts,' good for him, he earned it and we'll see if he can keep it." Carl Gunnarsson will be scratched to make room for him.
Oct 12 - 3:11 PM

Robert Bortuzzo is a healthy scratch for the Blues in Game 4 against the Sharks.

The defenseman has played one time in this series, the 3-0 loss Thursday. In five playoff games, he has one assist, while averaging 11:23. Joel Edmundson is replacing him in the lineup.
May 21 - 7:31 PM

Robert Bortuzzo has been cleared to play Saturday night in Game 4 against the Sharks.

He sustained a cut in Game 3 but seems good to go Saturday evening. Bortuzzo played well in that contest and will likely continue to dress at the expense of Joel Edmundson.
May 21 - 12:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Paul Stastny
2Jori Lehtera
3Patrik Berglund
4Kyle Brodziak
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Robby Fabbri
4David Perron
5Ty Rattie
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Dmitrij Jaskin
3Nail Yakupov
4Scottie Upshall
5Ryan Reaves
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Colton Parayko
4Jay Bouwmeester
5Joel Edmundson
6Carl Gunnarsson
7Robert Bortuzzo
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton