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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
Contract: view contract details

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Robert Bortuzzo will return from his lower body injury on Thursday night against the Kings, and pair with Joel Edmundson.
They'll create St. Louis' third defensive unit. Bortuzzo has been out since Dec. 3rd, posting two points with 19 blocks and 26 hits in 11 games thus far. Jan 12 - 9:28 PM

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Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) should be ready to play Thursday.

"Barring any crazy setbacks over the night or how we feel tomorrow, I don't see why if they called my number we wouldn't be ready to go," Bortuzzo said. "I feel confident. The biggest thing is just getting back out there with the guys and doing the fun part, which is playing games." He fully took part in another practice on Wednesday.
Jan 11 - 5:30 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) isn't ready to return Tuesday.

He will miss his 16th game with a lower-body injury. Bortuzzo is close to being ready to play again and he will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip.
Jan 10 - 5:46 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) participated fully in Monday's practice.

He will travel with the team when the Blues go on the road, but it's unclear if he will return Tuesday night versus Boston.
Jan 9 - 4:21 PM

Robert Bortuzzo is getting closer to a return from his lower-body injury.

"We'll push him up here in the next two days, bring him into contact the next few days and then we'll be able to give you a better evaluation, but he's getting much closer," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He was able to go right through until the very last drill on practice today, which is a great sign." Bortuzzo has been sidelined since Dec. 3.
Jan 5 - 10:21 AM

Robert Bortuzzo has signed a two-year, $2.3 million contract extension with the St. Louis Blues.

Bortuzzo was eligible to test the unrestricted free agent market this summer. That contract is a slight upgrade from his existing two-year, $2.1 million deal. He has a goal and two assists in 11 games this season. He's also currently on the injured reserve list with a lower-body issue.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:51:00 PM

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

The Blues officially activated Joel Edmundson on Tuesday and moved Bortuzzo to the team's injured list. Bortuzzo will be re-evaluated in six weeks.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Robert Bortuzzo sustained a lower-body injury on Saturday.

Although we don't know the specifics of Bortuzzo's issue, the Blues are listing him as week-to-week, so this is obviously more than a minor problem. The silver lining for St. Louis is that fellow blueliner Joel Edmundson (upper body) is ready to rejoin the lineup as Bortuzzo is forced out of it.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 02:11:00 PM

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.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 11:37:00 AM

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.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 02:46:00 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.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 02:05:00 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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 07:12:00 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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 02:20:00 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.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 04:47:00 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.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 02:50:00 PM

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