St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has activated defenseman Robert Bortuzzo from injured reserve. In addition, the team assigned defenseman Tyler Tucker to its AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Bortuzzo, 33, has missed the past seven games due to an upper-body injury. This season, the 6-foot-4, 216-pound defenseman has appeared in 10 games, serving nine penalty minutes. Currently in his ninth season with the Blues, the Thunder Bay, Ontario, native has collected 69 points (18 goals, 51 assists) and 464 penalty minutes in 500 career NHL regular-season games.
Tucker, 22, has dressed in four games for the Blues this season, serving five penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 204-pound defenseman has also posted seven points (one goal, six assists) and 13 penalty minutes in 11 games with Springfield. A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Tucker was originally drafted by the Blues in the seventh round (No. 200 overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft.