Chris Butler D STL 4 weeks ago
The Blues assigned Butler to AHL Chicago on Thursday.
Chris Butler D STL 2 months ago
Butler was recalled from AHL Chicago by the Blues on Wednesday.
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Chris Butler D STL 5 months ago
Butler signed a one-year $675,000 deal with the Blues on Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Butler, who racked up nine points and 23 penalty minutes in 33 games with the Blues this past season, will reprise his depth blueliner role with the team, though his fantasy utility is restricted to deeper formats.
Chris Butler D STL 8 months ago
Butler collected an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Wild.
Butler finished the game with the second-lowest TOI (19:18) among the Blues' defensemen, which puts his status on some shaky ground heading into the postseason. With coach Ken Hitchcock resting both of his star blueliners, Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk, in Saturday's regular-season finale, Butler seems at risk of opening the first round of the playoffs in the press box.
Chris Butler D STL 9 months ago
Butler tallied a shorthanded goal in his return to the lineup Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
With Jay Bouwmeester a late scratch due to an illness, Butler made just his third appearance in a little over two weeks. Though he had a productive outing Saturday, Butler doesn't figure to enjoy a stranglehold on a regular lineup spot going forward, especially with Zbynek Michalek (concussion) and Kevin Shattenkirk (abdominal surgery) nearing returns to action.
Chris Butler D STL 10 months ago
Butler attempted three shots and contributed the assist on Jaden Schwartz's overtime game-winner Tuesday against the Lightning.
Kevin Shattenkirk appears set to miss significant time due to abdominal surgery, opening up a regular lineup spot for Butler in the interim. Butler turned in a productive showing in his return to active duty, but he won't have nearly the fantasy upside that Shattenkirk provided for owners. Over 21 games this season, Butler has a mere five points.
Chris Butler D STL 11 months ago
Butler scored a goal for the second consecutive night in Tuesday's loss to Nashville.
Despite not seeing any kind of increase in ice time over these two games -- he still skated only 13:30 on Tuesday, miserably low time for a blueliner -- Butler has provided an offensive spark for the Blues. However, with a career high of 21 points -- and just four this year -- he's not likely to keep it up.
Chris Butler D STL 11 months ago
Butler netted his first goal of the season in Monday's 3-0 victory over the Avalanche.
Butler has claimed a regular spot in the St. Louis lineup while Carl Gunnarsson (concussion) remains unavailable, but his stay-at-home tendencies won't yield much value most nights. He's produced only three points in his 15 games this season.
Chris Butler D STL 12 months ago
Butler should draw back into the lineup Tuesday, according to coach Ken Hitchcock, reports Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
With Carl Gunnarsson suffering the effects of a concussion, Butler is in a three-man rotation at the back end of the Blues defense. Butler has one assist and is plus-3 in 9 games with the Blues this year.
Chris Butler D STL 1 year ago
Butler will be recalled from AHL Chicago on Saturday, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.
After Jordan Leopold was dealt to the Blue Jackets earlier in the day, Butler will join the Blues to serve as the team's seventh defenseman. The veteran is unlikely to see much frequent action in games and represents more of a fallback option in the event one of the Blues' other defensemen suffers an injury.