Jay Bouwmeester D STL 19 Days

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.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Bouwmeester (groin) attempted no shots and finished with a minus-3 rating over his 20:59 of ice time in his return to action Thursday against the Islanders.

Bouwmeester didn't have his finest outing in his return from an eight-game absence, but the Blues appear happy to have him back on their top defensive pairing with Alex Pietrangelo. Though he's healthy, there's no guarantee Bouwmeester will reemerge as a productive fantasy defenseman, as he's produced just two points in 21 games this season.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Bouwmeester (groin) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Thursday against the Islanders, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Bouwmeester missed the previous eight games due to the groin concern, spelling an end to his streak of 737 consecutive regular-season games played. He looks healthy after practicing Wednesday and taking part in Thursday's optional skate, allowing him to rejoin Alex Pietrangelo on the top pairing. Prior to suffering the injury, Bouwmeester had been in the midst of a dismal season, compiling only two points in 20 games.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Bouwmeester (groin) rejoined the Blues for practice Wednesday, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

Bouwmeester manned his usual spot on the top pairing next to Alex Pietrangelo, suggesting that he could be in line for a return to the lineup Thursday versus the Islanders. The blueliner previously appeared close to a return last week before enduring a setback, however, so until he's formally activated from injured reserve, it will be difficult to reliably count him in for Thursday's game.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Coach Ken Hitchcock said he hopes to have Bouwmeester (groin) at practice Wednesday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Bouwmeester was able to skate on his own prior to Monday's optional session, but he still seems like a long shot to return from an eight-game absence Thursday versus the Islanders. He'll probably need to practice with the team for back-to-back days before Hitchcock feels comfortable using him in games.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Bouwmeester (groin) will remain out Saturday against the Islanders, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Bouwmeester will miss his seventh straight game. He looked to be closing in on a return a few days ago when he resumed practicing with the team, but that may no longer be the case.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Bouwmeester (groin) will not play Thursday against the Predators, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

There was a chance that Bouwmeester might heal up in time to play Thursday, but he wasn't on the ice for pregame warmups, thereby ruling him out from a return. He'll sit for the sixth straight game.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Bouwmeester has been ruled out from returning Wednesday against the Blackhawks, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Bouwmeester, who coach Ken Hitchcock confirmed was dealing with a groin injury, remained limited to riding a stationary bike during the Blues' morning skate. The blueliner was a partial participant in Tuesday's practice, but could still need some more conditioning work before he draws back into the lineup. His status could be revisited in advance of Thursday's match with the Predators.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Bouwmeester (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Bouwmeester likely would have been in the clear for Wednesday's game had he made it through Tuesday's practice, but he was forced to leave the session early, so a final call on his status for Wednesday's game will not come until game day.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL 2 Months

Bouwmeester (lower body) practiced without restriction Monday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

The Blues reassigned blueliner Petteri Lindbohm to AHL Chicago on Monday, so it appears Bouwmeester will be activated off of IR and return to the lineup against the Blackhawks on Wednesday.