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Robert Bortuzzo | Defenseman

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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Robert Bortuzzo scored first career goal against his former club, the Pittsburgh Penguins to kick off the Blues' 3-2 comeback overtime victory on Tuesday night.
First game. First goal. Not a bad ratio. The goal came after a wild scramble in front of Marc-Andre Fleury's net when TJ Oshie squirted the puck back to Bortuzzo, who steadied himself, and picked the far corner for the tally. He also contributed four hits to the win. Bortuzzo now has two points and 28 hits through nine games with the Blues. Mar 25 - 12:55 AM

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Robert Bortuzzo will return to the Blues' lineup on Tuesday night against the Flames as he tags in for Barret Jackman.

Bortuzzo will be paired with Petteri Lindbohm, making the Blues' third defensive unit. Bortuzzo has had a nice beginning to his Blues career with six penalty minutes and 17 hits in five games. He has seven points, 74 PIMs, and 133 hits in 43 games with the Penguins and Blues all told this season.
Mar 17 - 8:20 PM

Robert Bortuzzo and Chris Butler will be scratched against the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

While Butler doesn't profess much fantasy value, Bortuzzo has been a steady supplier of tough guy stats all season long. In five games with the Blues, he has six penalty minutes and 17 hits. In 43 games with the Blues and Penguins, Bortuzzo has seven points, 74 PIMs, and 133 hits.
Mar 15 - 6:23 PM

Robert Bortuzzo is projected to play Thursday in first game with the Blues.

He was paired with Barret Jackman during Wednesday's practice. Bortuzzo will make his debut against Philadelphia and he's no stranger to them as a former member of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Mar 4 - 5:54 PM

Robert Bortuzzo has been traded to St. Louis, along with a seventh-round pick, for Ian Cole.

Bortuzzo has contributed six points and 68 penalty minutes in 38 outings with the Penguins this season. He'll add a physical presence to the Blues' defense corps.
Mar 2 - 1:37 PM

Robert Bortuzzo will be scratched Wednesday night versus the Washington Capitals.

Christian Ehrhoff will return to the Pens lineup after missing 12 games with a concussion, which means Bortuzzo will come out of the lineup Wednesday night. Bortuzzo is the complete opposite of Ehrhoff as Bortuzzo offers toughness and the ability to accrue penalty minutes, while Ehrhoff is more of an offensive defenseman. In 37 games this season, Bortuzzo has two goals, four assists, and 68 penalty minutes.
Feb 25 - 7:54 PM

Robert Bortuzzo realizes he has to play better to get back into the lineup.

"Just elevate your play," Bortuzzo said about how to get back in the lineup. "I thought I could play better. I’ve been through stuff like this before. You just learn from it. You learn from watching the game. You work hard in practice and hopefully you elevate your play when you get the opportunity to get back in there." Bortuzzo has five points in 20 games thus far with 28 blocks and 71 hits to go with 36 penalty minutes.
Jan 18 - 9:43 AM

Robert Bortuzzo and Andrew Ebbett will be a healthy scratch against the New York Islanders on Friday night.

Through 20 games so far this season, Bortuzzo has five, 28 blocks, 36 PIMs, and 71 hits. Not exactly lighting it up for fantasy purposes.
Jan 16 - 7:03 PM

Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo is expected to be on the blue line Saturday night against the Capitals.

Bortuzzo has missed the Pens last five games due to an upper body injury but will draw back into the lineup Saturday night. He was skating in warmups and will most likely pair up with Derrick Pouliot. In 12 games this season, he has recorded two goals and three assists to go with 18 penalty minutes.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (upper body) doesn't have the mumps.

The Penguins tested Bortuzzo after he started feeling ill on Wednesday. He's still sidelined with an upper-body injury.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:23:00 AM

Robert Bortuzzo is being tested for the mumps after he was feeling ill on Wednesday.

He suffered an upper-body injury on Saturday and now he's been quarantined as a precaution because of an illness.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 02:39:00 PM

Robert Bortuzzo's undisclosed injury is related to his upper body.

Bortuzzo was hurt in the second period of Saturday's contest. He's out Monday and is regarded as day-to-day beyond that. With Bortuzzo unavailable, look for Brian Dumoulin to be inserted into the Penguins' lineup after spending two games in the press box.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Robert Bortuzzo was injured in the second period Saturday and did not return.

Bortuzzo's injury and severity is unknown at this time. He had just returned to the Penguins lineup on Monday after missing a couple of games due to a suspension for his hit on Jaromir Jagr. He has two goals and five points with 18 penalty minutes in 12 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 08:46:00 AM

Robert Bortuzzo will be back in the Penguins lineup Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

With Olli Maatta now out with an undisclosed injury, Bortuzzo will draw back into the Penguins lineup on defense. He has two goals and two assists in nine games on the year and will pair up with Christian Ehrhoff.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Robert Bortuzzo is serving the first game of his two-game suspension on Thursday.

The Penguins are taking on the Canucks. Bortuzzo was suspended for his hit on Jaromir Jagr earlier this week. He is eligible to return on December 8th against the New York Rangers.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 07:23:00 PM

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5Barret Jackman
6Chris Butler
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