|Date of Birth||3/19/1986|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 199 lbs|
Bozak (upper body) will not join the team on its upcoming four-game trip and the NHL's official media site reveals that he's been placed on injured reserve.
Bozak appears set to miss all four games of the road swing, which would rule him out through next Thursday against the Bruins. If that's indeed the case, the Bruins will likely be forced to add an additional forward from the AHL to shore up the ranks in the event another injury arises.
Bozak (upper body) skated Wednesday, but he won't be available for Thursday's game against the Canadiens, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Bozak's presence on the ice Wednesday is definitely a step in the right direction, but he'll have to wait for Saturday's clash with the Stars for his next opportunity to return to game action. Another update on his status will undoubtedly surface prior to that contest.
Bozak (upper body) is projected to sit out Tuesday's game against the Stars, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
It's unclear exactly how bad Bozak's upper-body issue is, but he will miss at least one more game Tuesday as he continues on the recovery trail. Joel Edmundson will presumably draw into the lineup again for the Blues, while Bozak will turn his sights toward a Thursday return versus the Canadiens.
Bozak is dealing with an upper-body issue that will keep him out of action versus the Flyers on Monday.
The team didn't provide any additional details on Bozak's status, so he should probably be considered day-to-day at this point. With the Blues playing a back-to-back Monday and Tuesday against St. Louis and Dallas, respectively, the center may miss both contests due to his injury. In the meantime, Joel Edmundson will suit up, giving the team seven defensemen.
Bozak didn't factor into the scoring in Monday's 2-1 road loss to the Rangers.
Bozak was due for an off-night considering he entered this game with two goals and three assists in the last seven contests. The heater is rooted from his budding chemistry with skilled two-way rookie Robert Thomas on the third line, and Bozak would stand to benefit even more if Robby Fabbri (shoulder) -- who was back in action after missing the past 11 games Monday -- can finally stay healthy for an extended period of time.