Steen's winner in OT lifts Blues over Penguins 3-2
MAR 24, 9:47p ET | AP
Rotowire: Mar 25 / 7:51a ET
News: Bortuzzo scored his first goal with St. Louis on Tuesday in a 3-2 overtime win over Pittsburgh. He was plus-1, took two shots, and added four hits on the night.
Impact: Bortuzzo and teammate Marcel Goc both victimized their former team for goals in this one. The goal brings Bortuzzo's point total to two in nine games with St. Louis and to eight in total on the season. Bortuzzo's ice time may be in jeopardy when all-star Kevin Shattenkirk (abdomen) returns to the lineup.
Rotowire: Mar 2 / 11:03a ET
News: Bortuzzo was traded to the Blues on Monday, along with a 2016 seventh-round pick, in exchange for defenseman Ian Cole, Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Impact: Neither blueliner is a scorer, but Bortuzzo fits the suit a little better as the Blues need a fill-in blueliner on a bottom pair while they await the returns of Kevin Shattenkirk and Zbynek Michalek. Bortuzzo didn't score much in Pittsburgh and won't score here either, but he'll do the dirty work and provide some extra depth when the Blues regain full health in their defensive corps.
StatsLLC: Mar 2 / 12:00a ET
News: The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
Impact: Bortuzzo has two goals and four assists in 38 games with Pittsburgh. The 6-foot-4 Bortuzzo is a physical presence along the blue line. His 68 penalty minutes ranked second on the Penguins.