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Blues 2020-21 Report Cards: Robert Bortuzzo

The St. Louis Blues’ 2020-21 season had its highs and lows but ultimately ended in disappointment after the team fell in four games to the Colorado Avalanche in Round 1. In this series, we’ll look back on the season, player by player, and evaluate each player’s performance as an individual, with an eye towards their future with the team.
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Sidelined with upper-body issue

Bortuzzo (upper body) isn't expected to play in Friday's Game 3 versus Colorado, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Bortuzzo exited Wednesday's Game 2 loss in the second period after taking an elbow to the face from Colorado's Tyson Jost and will miss at least one additional contest as a result. With Bortuzzo on the shelf, Steve Santini could draw into the lineup for Game 3.
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Exits Wednesday's game

Bortuzzo (upper body) exited Wednesday's contest in the second period, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Bortuzzo appeared to get hit in the face with an elbow from Avalanche forward Tyson Jost. The 32-year-old Bortuzzo had four hits in 9:56 of ice time prior to the injury. The veteran defenseman battled an upper-body injury earlier in the season that cost him 10 games. More on his status should be available prior to Friday's Game 3 in St. Louis.
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Tallies in Monday's win

Bortuzzo scored a goal on four shots in Monday's 3-1 win over the Ducks. Bortuzzo tallied at 2:13 of the third period, and his first goal of the season stood as Monday's game-winner. The 32-year-old defenseman has just four points and 29 shots on net in 34 appearances. He's added 64 hits, 47 PIM and 43 blocked shots in a part-time role. Bortuzzo will likely stay in the lineup at least until one of Vince Dunn (upper body) or Torey Krug (upper body) can return.
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Collects rare helper

Bortuzzo notched an assist and two shots on goal in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Kings. Bortuzzo entered Saturday with no points in 14 appearances this season. In addition to the assist, he also has 14 shots on goal, 20 hits, 19 blocked shots and eight PIM. The 31-year-old defenseman will likely continue to play until Colton Parayko (back) is able to return.
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Blues activate Robert Bortuzzo, recall Jacob de la Rose in flurry of roster moves

ST. LOUIS — The Blues activated defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and recalled forward Jacob de la Rose in a series of roster moves on Sunday afternoon. The team also placed forward Robert Thomas, who will miss four to six weeks with a broken thumb, on injured reserve and returned forward Mackenzie MacEachern and defenseman Jake Walman to the taxi squad.
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Blues activate Robert Bortuzzo off injured reserve

The Blues now have their full complement of defensemen available to them as they announced that they have activated Robert Bortuzzo off injured reserve. He had missed the last 10 games due to an upper-body injury. The 31-year-old had played just twice this season before sustaining the injury. He has...
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Still sidelined

Bortuzzo (upper body) isn't expected to play Tuesday against Arizona, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Bortuzzo has been skating since Wednesday, but he remains without a timetable for his return. Another update on the veteran blueliner should surface once he's deemed fit to play.
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Out Sunday

Bortuzzo (upper body) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Ducks, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bortuzzo will miss his seventh straight game while stashed on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The 31-year-old could return Tuesday against Arizona, but his official timetable is still unclear.
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Could return Sunday

Bortuzzo (upper body) won't be available versus Anaheim on Saturday but he hasn't been ruled out of Sunday's matchup against the Ducks, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bortuzzo has already been sidelined for the team's previous five contests and will be unavailable for at least one more....
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Resumes skating

Bortuzzo (upper body) resumed skating Wednesday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bortuzzo, who's currently on injured reserve, remains without a timetable for his return to action, but he's clearly trending in the right direction. Once cleared to play, the 31-year-old will return to his role as a rotational, bottom-four option for the Blues.
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Blues' Robert Bortuzzo: Shifts to IR

Bortuzzo (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Bortuzzo suffered an upper-body injury during Friday's 8-0 loss to the Avalanche, and he'll miss at least a week of action. In turn, the Blues called up Niko Mikkola from the taxi squad. Mikkola and Carl Gunnarsson are candidates to replace Bortuzzo on the third defensive pairing in Monday's matchup against the Sharks.
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Robert Bortuzzo makes first goal timely in Blues' win over Ducks

Robert Bortuzzo's first goal of the season proved to be the game-winner as the St. Louis Blues defeated the visiting Anaheim Ducks 3-1 on Monday night. Brayden Schenn and Ryan O'Reilly also scored, Justin Faulk had two assists, and Jordan Binnington made 19 saves for the Blues (24-19-7, 55 points), the fourth-place team in the West Division.