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Blues 2021-22 Report Cards: Tyler Bozak

The St. Louis Blues’ 2021-22 season represented a major transition for the franchise. No longer a stout defensive team built from the blue line out, they finished second in the NHL in goals scored, with nine forwards recording 20-plus goals. Though the season came to an end in a six-game defeat by the Colorado Avalanche in the second round, there are plenty of highs and lows to reflect on. In this series, we’ll evaluate each player who played 10 or more games with the team (as well as the head coach and general manager), grading their individual performance and looking at their future with the team.
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Blues' Tyler Bozak: Saves season in overtime

Bozak scored a goal on two shots and added two hits in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche in Game 5. Bozak saw just 7:16 of ice time Wednesday, but he was able to make the most of his last shift with the game-winning goal 3:38 into overtime. The 36-year-old has served as the Blues' fourth-line center throughout the playoffs, picking up two goals, nine shots, 18 hits and a minus-1 rating in 11 appearances.
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Blues' Tyler Bozak: Lights lamp Thursday

Bozak scored a goal in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Wild in Game 6. Bozak cleaned up a rebound after Alexei Toropchenko rushed the net in the second period. Playing in a bottom-six role has left Bozak with limited opportunities to contribute on offense. His goal was his first point in six playoff outings, and he's added just four shots on net with nine hits and a plus-1 rating.
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Tyler Bozak To Return For The St. Louis Blues

7:05 pm: Per the St. Louis Blues, Dakota Joshua has officially been sent down to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL, a move that was expected, and necessitated, by Bozak’s activation off of LTIR. Joshua has been a solid contributor this season, putting up eight points in 30 games this season at the NHL level, and 17 points in 33 games for Springfield in the AHL.
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Blues' Tyler Bozak: Returning Sunday

Bozak (lower body) was activated from injured reserve for Sunday's tilt with Anaheim, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bozak will dress for the first time since March 13 after missing the last 20 games. The 36-year-old center has 11 points while averaging 12:01 of ice time through 47 games. To make space on the roster, Dakota Joshua was sent back to AHL Springfield.
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Blues' Tyler Bozak: Draws helper in return

Bozak (lower body) logged an assist and went plus-3 in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Ducks. Bozak missed 20 games with the injury, but he was able to play 14:53 of ice time in his return. He assisted on Ivan Barbashev's second-period tally. Now that he's healthy, Bozak will be in contention for a fourth-line role heading into the playoffs. The veteran center has 12 points, 45 shots on net and a minus-8 rating through 48 contests this season.
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Blues' Tyler Bozak: Officially ruled out

Bozak (lower body) will not play against Boston on Tuesday despite traveling with the team, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bozak will be out of action for his 14th consecutive contest due to his long-term lower-body issue. Still, the fact that he is traveling with the team could see him return to action sooner rather than later. Once cleared to play, Bozak will look to break out of his 12-game goal drought dating back to Jan. 24 against the Flames.
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Blues' Tyler Bozak: Travels with Blues

Bozak (lower body) will make the trip to Boston as the decision on his availability remains uncertain, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bozak has already missed 25 games this season, including the last 13 with a lower body injury. The veteran center has struggled to find offensive consistency, recording only eight goals and 20 assists throughout 78 games over the last two seasons. Undergoing a reduction in minutes in each season since joining St. Louis, the 36-year-old does not appear to provide much else besides veteran experience to a Blues team in search of another run in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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Blues' Tyler Bozak: Moves to injured reserve

Bozak (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday. Bozak is expected to miss a minimum of four weeks as of last Tuesday, so he's unlikely to be back before mid-April. The 36-year-old has 11 points in 47 contests this season -- fantasy managers don't need to track his recovery closely.
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