Jay Bouwmeester D STL 3 months ago

Bouwmeester collected two assists and blocked four shots in 23:49 of ice time in Friday's win over Dallas.

While he's been logging heavy minutes for the Blues, the 31-year-old has managed just three assists in his last 16 games. Stuck at 13 points on the season, the veteran is proving far more valuable to the Blues than he is to fantasy owners.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 4 months ago

Bouwmeester picked up an assist Saturday in a 6-3 loss to the Wild. He was minus-1 with one shot and one block in the contest.

Bouwmeester has seen his offensive production fall from 37 points last year to 11 points this year. His shots on net has also dropped from 1.85 shots per game to 1.25. At age 31 it appears he is heading into the decline phase of his career. Bouwmeester is droppable in all but deep leagues.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 4 months ago

Bouwmeester (illness) will play Thursday against the Flyers, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

After taking part in Wednesday's practice without incident, Bouwmeester will be given the green light to return from a two-game absence. Chris Butler will head to the press box to open up a spot for Bouwmeester.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 4 months ago

Bouwmeester (illness) took part in Wednesday's optional skate, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

It was believed that Bouwmeester would return to action Tuesday against the Jets after the worst of his flu symptoms seemed to have subsided, but coach Ken Hitchcock decided to keep the blueliner out for a second straight game. If Bouwmeester has another positive skate Thursday morning, he should receive clearance to play later that evening against the Flyers.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 4 months ago

Bouwmeester will be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the Jets, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Coach Ken Hitchcock indicated after Tuesday's morning skate that Bouwmeester was "available" to play after missing the team's previous game with an illness, but never specified that the blueliner would in fact be in the lineup. It appears that the Blues decided it was best to let Bouwmeester rest up another game, allowing Chris Butler to remain in the lineup in his stead. It's been a miserable season for Bouwmeester, who has followed up a 37-point, plus-26 2013-14 campaign with marks of 10 points and plus-7 over 56 games.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 4 months ago

Coach Ken Hitchcock confirmed Bouwmeester (illness) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Jets, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Bouwmeester skated during Tuesday's morning skate, and while Hitchcock wouldn't confirmed whether or not the blueliner would be in the lineup, that would seem to be a likely scenario. He figures to reclaim a spot on the Blues' second defensive pairing.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 4 months ago

Bouwmeester (illness) should be available for Tuesday's game against the Jets, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

Bouwmeester missed Saturday's contest against the Maple Leafs due to the illness, but it appears the worst of it is behind him, and he should be good to go Tuesday barring something unforeseen.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 4 months ago

Bouwmeester (illness) will not play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, The Score reports.

With Bouwmeester battling an illness, Chris Butler will enter the lineup in his place. Butler has made 29 starts this season, notching two goals and four assists with a plus-3 rating.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 4 months ago

Bouwmeester picked up an assist Friday in a 5-1 win over Boston. He added four blocked shots in the game.Bouwmeester's offensive game has fallen off a cliff this year as this was just his ninth point in 50 games to go with only 66 shots on net. The 31 year-old is still logging almost 23 minutes per game, but he is only adding value in peripheral categories like blocked shots (75) and plus/minus (plus-5). It's a disappointing season for the veteran after he managed 37 points and a plus-26 rating in 2013-14.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 6 months ago

Bouwmeester tallied a goal and went plus-2 in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Sharks.

The goal was the aging blueliner's second of the season, with the other coming all the way back on Nov. 3. After tallying 37 points in 2013-14, Bouwmeester's puck-moving abilities have really diminished this season. He's mustered all of six points in 33 games this season, with his even-strength and power-play ice time dropping off by about a full minute from last year in accordance.