Bourque suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of Thursday’s game and will be held out of the lineup in San Jose tonight. With Bourque day-to-day, Joe Colborne will draw back into the lineup tonight.
Bourque has one assist in three games with the Avalanche, but will not play on Thursday due to a groin injury. With Bourque out, Ben Smith will re-enter the Avalanche lineup after sitting as a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
The Avalanche have signed Rene Bourque to a one-year deal.
Bourque only appeared in 49 games with the Blue Jackets last season, picking up just eight points (3G / 5A). The 34-year-old winger makes the Avalanche opening night roster after being invited into training camp on a professional tryout.
The Blue Jackets have activated Rene Bourque (upper-body) from IR.
Bourque has missed the last 12 games after suffering an upper body injury. He has recorded one assist and 12 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Blue Jackets this season. He is not expected to be in the lineup on Saturday.
Bourque will miss the rest of the season because of a stress fracture in his back.
Bourque has missed the last two games and will now miss the rest of the season. Bourque will be back with Columbus next season, in the final year of his contract that carries a $2.5M cap-hit. Bourque scored four goals in eight games with Columbus.
The Blue Jackets have recalled Rene Bourque from Springfield (AHL).
Bourque has not appeared in a game since being sent to Springfield after being acquired from Ducks. One of the Blue Jackets forwards must be battling a injury, leaving the door open for Bourque to make his Blue Jackets debut vs. the Penguins.
The Blue Jackets have acquired Rene Bourqe, William Karlsson and a 2015 2nd round pick from the Ducks for James Wisniewski and a 2015 2nd round pick.
Bourque, who just cleared waivers, will report to Springfield. He was part of the trade to make the money work, but he is having a terrible season. Bourque has 10 points (2G / 8A) in 43 games between the Canadiens and Ducks.
Bourque will skate on the Ducks top-line on Thursday.
Bourque has been a healthy scratch in the last two games, but will go from the press-box to the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry tonight in Nashville. He has two goals and five assists in 24 games with the Ducks.
Bourque expected to play on the Ducks top line on Friday.
Bourque skated on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in the Ducks’ morning skate and it looks like he and Matt Beleskey will swap spots tonight vs. the Wild. Bourque has one assist, a minus-2 rating and 11 shots in six games with the Ducks. A spot on the Ducks top-line might make him a cheap one-day option in a quiet night across the NHL.