OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
6 days ago

Bouwmeester (hip) is "on target" to play in the Blues' Oct. 4 season opener against the Jets, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bouwmeester still hasn't been cleared for contact, and it sounds like he'll be a limited participant for much of training camp, but he should be good to go once the games start to matter in October. Either way, there's no reason for fantasy owners to have the veteran defender on their radars, as he doesn't have enough offensive upside to be considered a viable option in most formats.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
2 weeks ago

Bouwmeester (hip) has been practicing, albeit without contact, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initial reports out of St. Louis suggested that the veteran defenseman would be ready for the start of training camp, but that's looking like a less probable scenario based on how he's feeling with training camp only a week away. Should Bouwmeester require additional time to heal, Jordan Schmaltz could take advantage of additional opportunities to prove he belongs at the top level.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
3 weeks ago

Bouwmeester, who missed the end of last season to a hip injury, will be ready for training camp with the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

Bouwmeester went through surgery to fix his hip issue when he was shut down in March, and his return was expected before training camp. The 34-year-old defenseman missed the majority of his team's games for the first time in his NHL career, as his age seems to be affecting his "iron man" reputation.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
7 months ago

Bouwmeester will miss the rest of the 2017-18 campaign due to a hip injury.

EDGE Analysis

Bouwmeester was repeatedly excused from practice due to other lingering ailments, but this latest injury appears to be much more severe. The team didn't say whether the blueliner would require surgery, but put his recovery timeline at 4-6 months, which should have him ready for training camp. Jordan Schmaltz figures to slot into the lineup in Bouwmeester's absence.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
7 months ago

Bouwmeester was forced out of Saturday's game against the Stars due to a lower-body injury, and he will not return.

EDGE Analysis

A playoff spot is hanging in the balance for the Blues, so they have to be hoping that Bouwmeester's injury isn't too serious. The veteran has been averaging over 20 minutes per game while operating primarily in a shutdown capacity. Consider him day-to-day ahead of Thursday's road game against the Sharks.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
8 months ago

Bouwmeester (personal) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Senators, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bouwmeester was a little late joining the team for Tuesday's matchup against Toronto due to the birth of his child back home, but he will return to the lineup Thursday to presumably play alongside Colton Parayko. Not much of a scoring threat, his return is unlikely to have a huge overall impact in the vast majority of fantasy formats.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
8 months ago

Bouwmeester will not draw into Tuesday's lineup due to a late arrival following the birth of a child, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bouwmeester's absence is the result of having some travel issues that didn't allow him to make it into Toronto until shortly before the game, resulting in his absence from Tuesday's lineup. He should rejoin the lineup again Thursday against the Senators, though his two points (both in one game) over 16 contests this season leave him firmly off the fantasy radar in many formats.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
9 months ago

Bouwmeester (lower body) went plus-3 with two empty shots on goal and a block in Saturday's 3-2 home win over the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran logged 17:34 of ice time, which was only a few ticks below his normal amount of playing time, and he looked sharp overall in his return from a nine-game injury layoff. Bouwmeester used to be a 40-point player starting with his 2005-06 campaign as a member of the Panthers, but he barely shoots the puck nowadays and is removed from the power play in St. Louis, so fantasy owners should look elsewhere for help on the virtual blue line.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
9 months ago

The Blues activated Bouwmeester (lower body) from injured reserve Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Bouwmeester's return to action will undoubtedly improve the Blues' strength at defense, but it won't impact many fantasy lineups, as his lack of offensive upside keeps him from being a viable option in most season-long formats. His first chance to slot back into St. Louis' lineup will come Saturday against Carolina.

OUTJay Bouwmeester
D STL
9 months ago

Bouwmeester is suffering from a lower-body malady that has sidelined him for the last eight games, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it's good to know Bouwmeester didn't suffer a recurrence of his ankle injury, he still remains on injured reserve ahead of Friday's tilt with Dallas -- although the Alberta native did take part in practice Thursday. Once given the green light, the veteran will likely bounce Vince Dunn from the blue line.