Robert Bortuzzo
Robert Bortuzzo
30-Year-Old DefensemanD
St. Louis Blues
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The rugged defenseman achieved career highs in goals (four), points (13) and blocked shots (108) in 72 games last year. Bortuzzo doesn't shy away from contact either, squaring up on opponents 121 times and logging 41 PIM. When all the defensemen in St. Louis are healthy, the 29-year-old may be the seventh man looking in, so he'll stay off fantasy radars for the final year of his contract. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $4.125 million contract extension with the Blues in December of 2018.
Finds back of net
DSt. Louis Blues
May 30, 2019
Bortuzzo scored a goal in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime victory over Boston.
ANALYSIS
Bortuzzo was able to put one past the netminder for the second time this postseason. With his two playoff tallies, the blueliner matched his regular-season goal total. Not exactly an offensive stud, the Thunder Bay, Ontario native appears to be hitting his stride in the Stanley Cup Finals and could be a decent low-cost fantasy option heading into Game 3 on Saturday.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    15:28
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:02
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:21
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
14:05
0:02
0:53
2017–18
14:48
0:02
1:22
2018–19
15:28
0:02
2:21
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bortuzzo was looking like he may be the odd man out on the St. Louis' blue line. With Jay Bouwmeester fracturing his ankle, though, he'll likely be called upon for the first few games. Regardless, he won't be summoned enough as a third-rotation defender to become a fantasy contributor.
Bortuzzo collected four points (2G, 2A) in 15 games with Pittsburgh and four points (1G, 3A) in 31 AHL contests in 2012-13. The stay-at-home defender plays with a nasty edge, totalling 100-plus penalty minutes in each of his two full seasons with Wilkes-Barre. Bortuzzo often served as a healthy scratch with the Pens last year, but he should see more action in 2013-14 with another year of experience under his belt. Aside from penalty minutes, Bortuzzo offers little in the way of fantasy value.
Bortuzzo got his first taste of NHL action in 2011-12, suiting up for six games with the Pens. The 6-foot-4 blueliner has never scored more than 26 points in any of his three AHL seasons, but his forte is all about defense. Although the right-handed shooter failed to register any points in his brief trial in Pittsburgh, he didn't look out of place. With top-four defender, Zbynek Michalek, leaving the team for Phoenix, there's a decent chance Bortuzzo cracks the opening night lineup. Even if he does, there's a much better chance of him preventing possible goals than producing them. For that reason, he likely holds little fantasy appeal.
More Fantasy News
Rare tally wins game
DSt. Louis Blues
May 13, 2019
Bortuzzo scored his first career playoff goal in Monday's 4-2 win over the Sharks in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals.
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Manages to practice
DSt. Louis Blues
April 23, 2019
Bortuzzo (undisclosed) took part in practice Tuesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
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Ready if needed
DSt. Louis Blues
April 20, 2019
Bortuzzo (undisclosed) is available for Saturday's Game 6 clash against the Jets, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Will miss Game 5
DSt. Louis Blues
Undisclosed
April 18, 2019
Bortuzzo (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's Game 5 matchup with the Jets, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
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Game-time call Thursday
DSt. Louis Blues
Undisclosed
April 18, 2019
Bortuzzo sat out of Thursday's practice for maintenance purposes and is considered a game-time decision for Thursday's Game 5 versus the Jets, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
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