Robert Bortuzzo
Robert Bortuzzo
30-Year-Old DefensemanD
St. Louis Blues
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Bortuzzo doesn't stack the point column, but he plays solid in the defensive zone and is willing to stand up for his teammates. Or stand up to them, in the case of Zachary Sanford, who Bortuzzo fought in a December practice when the Blues were bottom feeders. While having teammates fight is never a good sign, this was one of the storylines that helped spark the Blues from last to first, and Bortuzzo coincidentally earned a three-year, $4.125 million extension. Bortuzzo doesn't have any legitimate fantasy worth, but he could get more consistent ice time if Joel Edmundson is traded. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $4.125 million contract extension with the Blues in December of 2018.
Pockets helper
DSt. Louis Blues
February 14, 2020
Bortuzzo registered an assist, four hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Golden Knights.
ANALYSIS
Bortuzzo earned his first point in his last six appearances. The 30-year-old has just a part-time role on the third pairing for the Blues -- he's at five points, 46 hits and 35 blocks through 33 contests. Bortuzzo will likely have to contend with Niko Mikkola for playing time in the near term.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    13:10
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:00
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:30
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2017–18
14:48
0:02
1:22
2018–19
15:28
0:02
2:21
2019–20
13:10
0:00
2:30
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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.
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Points in consecutive games
DSt. Louis Blues
January 13, 2020
Bortuzzo picked up an assist and two shots on goal in Monday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
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Provides spark with unlikely goal
DSt. Louis Blues
January 11, 2020
Bortuzzo scored his first goal of the season and had two shots with four PIM in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.
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Makes rare appearance on scoresheet
DSt. Louis Blues
December 23, 2019
Bortuzzo posted an assist and went plus-2 in Monday's 4-1 win over the Kings.
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Eligible to return
DSt. Louis Blues
December 2, 2019
Bortuzzo has served his four-game suspension and will be eligible to rejoin the lineup for Monday's contest against the Blackhawks.
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Faces four-game ban
DSt. Louis Blues
Suspension
November 24, 2019
Bortuzzo was handed a four-game suspension for his cross-check on Viktor Arvidsson (lower body) during Saturday's loss to the Predators.
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