Chris Butler
D FA
3 months ago

Butler (face) was waived Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

A career journeyman, Butler was able to crack the St. Louis lineup for one game last season, while spending the rest of his campaign with AHL Chicago. More of a stay-at-home defender, Butler won't contribute much at the offensive end, but could be a useful depth option for the organization should he clear waivers and be sent to the minors.

Chris Butler
D FA
3 months ago

Butler left Saturday's Preseason game against the Stars in the third period after taking a puck to the face, Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blues' coaching staff didn't have an update on Butler's status following Saturday's contest, so it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined for. Either way, the 30-year-old blueliner wasn't going to be in consideration for a spot on St. Louis' Opening Night roster, so fantasy owners don't need to concern themselves with his status.

Chris Butler
D FA
6 months ago

Butler signed a two-year, two-way contract with St. Louis on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Butler has played in just six NHL games over the past two seasons -- failing to record a point over that stretch. Once an 82-game player with Calgary, the 30-year-old has been unable to secure a regular spot in the game-day lineup since joining the Blues organization. Considering the blueliner's new deal is of the two-way variety, fantasy owners probably shouldn't expect a lot of production out of him going forward.

Chris Butler
D FA
8 months ago

Butler was sent down to AHL Chicago on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The defenseman was called up under emergency conditions on Sunday to replace injured Robert Bortuzzo. With some time to get healthy before Wednesday's playoff opener, the Blues didn't need Butler for the time being and shipped him back to the minors.

Chris Butler
D FA
8 months ago

Butler was called up from AHL Chicago under emergency conditions Sunday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Notes have several injured forwards but Robert Bortuzzo (upper body) is the only ailing defenseman. Nonetheless, Butler will step in for the regular-season finale against the Avalanche. He's the type that seems to be too good for the AHL -- fashioning five goals and 20 assists with the Wolves this season -- but rarely counted on for a substantial role at hockey's highest level.

Chris Butler
D FA
1 year ago

Butler has been assigned to AHL Chicago on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He was called up Thursday to provide depth for an injury depleted Blues defensive corps. With Butler heading back to the AHL, it's a good sign for Joel Edmundson (upper body) and Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) coming back soon.

Chris Butler
D FA
1 year ago

Butler was promoted from AHL Chicago on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Butler appears to be a depth recall with both Joel Edmundson (upper body) and Robert Bortuzzo (lower body) still on injured reserve. It seems unlikely Butler will slot into the lineup for Thursday's matchup with Nashville, but if he does, owners can likely expect him to average minutes similar to his 2015-16 appearances in which he saw 11:30 of ice time per night.

Chris Butler
D FA
1 year ago

Butler and six others were placed on waivers by the Blues on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Danny Kristo, Brad Hunt, Alex Friesen, Jordan Caron, and Andrew Agozzino were the other players placed on waivers. Butler is the most experienced of the bunch, having spent eight years in the NHL between the Sabres, Flames and Blues, respectively. While the 29-year-old is a decent playmaker, he hasn't played in a full NHL season since 2013-15.

Chris Butler
D FA
2 years ago

Butler was recalled from AHL Chicago, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Butler is up on emergency recall as defenseman Carl Gunnarsson is day-to-day with an upper body injury. The 29-year-old defenseman failed to find the scoresheet in just five appearances with the Blues this season. He'll serve as extra insurance for the Blues as they prepare for Game 5 against the Blackhawks.

Chris Butler
D FA
2 years ago

Butler has been loaned to AHL Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

Butler is a part-time NHLer and that role isn't likely to change as Butler is 29 years old and still hasn't secured a stable role despite the Blues counting as the third team he's played for since entering the league in 2005.