Jay Bouwmeester D STL 8 Days
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 17 Days
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 18 Days
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 19 Days
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 19 Days
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 21 Days
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 22 Days
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 1 Month
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 3 Months
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 4 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.