|Assets:||Owns good breakaway speed, a pretty hard shot and legit offensive instincts. Has size for the wing position and is a strong two-way player when he puts his mind to it. Scores goals in bunches.|
|Flaws:||Lacks the game-in and game-out presence of a star scoring winger. Plays better with an edge, but that aspect of his game also lacks consistency. Can run into nagging injuries. Takes games off.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent winger.|
|AHL||Dudley "Red" Garret Memorial Trophy||2004-05|
|11/20/2014||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|11/10/2014||Assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|11/09/2014||Placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|12/17/2013||Missed 7 games (upper body injury).|
|12/12/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|12/04/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/27/2013||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|11/19/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/09/2013||Missed 21 games (concussion).|
|2/27/2013||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|2/23/2013||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/15/2012||Missed 5 games (suspended by nhl).|
|1/12/2012||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|1/04/2012||Suspended by the NHL for 5 games.|
|12/23/2011||Missed 2 games (suspended by nhl).|
|12/19/2011||Suspended by the NHL for 2 games.|
|12/15/2011||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|10/19/2010||Missed 2 games (head injury).|
|10/14/2010||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|3/03/2010||Missed 4 games (shoulder injury).|
|2/08/2010||Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/03/2009||Missed 5 games (undisclosed).|
|11/21/2009||Undisclosed, late November.|
|4/25/2009||Missed 1 playoff game (upper body injury).|
|4/22/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/16/2009||Missed 24 games (ankle injury).|
|2/20/2009||Ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/03/2008||Signed as a restricted free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|7/01/2008||Acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|12/26/2007||Missed 15 games (broken thumb).|
|11/18/2007||Broken thumb, late December.|
|10/27/2007||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|10/23/2007||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|3/15/2007||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|3/13/2007||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/04/2007||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|2/20/2007||Missed 20 games (ankle injury).|
|1/28/2007||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/28/2007||Ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/22/2007||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|1/22/2007||Missed 10 games (bruised ankle).|
|1/02/2007||Bruised ankle, day-to-day.|
|12/14/2006||Missed 13 games (deep laceration in neck).|
|11/13/2006||Deep laceration in neck, mid-December.|
|7/13/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks to a two-year contract.|
|12/16/2005||Missed 1 game (hip flexor).|
|12/15/2005||Hip flexor, day-to-day.|
|9/16/2004||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|7/29/2004||Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
|11/20/2014||Montreal Canadiens traded Rene Bourque to the Anaheim Ducks for Bryan Allen.|
|1/12/2012||Calgary Flames traded Rene Bourque, Patrick Holland and a second-round draft pick in 2013 to the Montreal Canadiens for Mike Cammalleri, Karri Ramo and a fifth-round draft pick in 2012.|
|7/01/2008||Chicago Blackhawks traded Rene Bourque to the Calgary Flames for a future 2nd round selection.|
|7/29/2004||Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks.|
Rene Bourque has the best game of his career | 05/28/2014 9:21 AM
NewsRene Bourque isn't likely to argue with you if you called Tuesday's 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers the biggest game of his career.
ImpactBourque led the charge for Montreal with a hat trick. "There are some games when the puck is coming to you," Borque said. "I've had a few (hat tricks) but obviously none as big as this one. I had a tough first period, the puck was bouncing but it was a little better in the second. You also have to give credit to my linemates. (Dale) Weise set me up with two great passes." He's now on a three-game point streak and has eight goals and three assists in 16 playoff contests.
Rene Bourque's hat trick powers Canadiens | 05/27/2014 11:02 PM
NewsRene Bourque emerged from a slump to tally three goals in the Canadiens' 7-4 win over the New York Rangers Tuesday night.
ImpactHe entered the game having scored just once in his past 10 contests so this breakout was certainly unexpected. The Habs also received offense from a number of other sources as David Desharnais, Alex Galchenyuk, Tomas Plekanec and Max Pacioretty all found the back of the net in the big victory while Andrei Markov dished out three helpers.
Rene Bourque scores, racks up PIMs in Game 1 | 05/17/2014 4:18 PM
NewsRene Bourque scored his fifth goal of the playoffs in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the New York Rangers.
ImpactHe also took back-to-back hooking penalties in the first period and an elbowing infraction during the third. Bourque was credited with four hits in the contest as well. He has six points in 12 games in the postseason.
Rene Bourque (flu) misses practice Monday | 05/05/2014 1:18 PM
NewsRene Bourque missed Monday's practice because of the flu bug.
ImpactCoach Michel Therrien is hoping that Bourque will play Tuesday night in Game 3 against Boston.
Rene Bourque earns 2 points vs. B's in Game 1 | 05/02/2014 7:41 AM
NewsRene Bourque netted his fourth marker of the postseason Thursday night.
ImpactHe also earned an assist in Montreal's 4-3 double overtime victory over Boston in Game 1. Bourque picked up right where he left off in Round 1, where he had three goals in four matches, versus Tampa Bay.
Rene Bourque strikes quickly in Game 3 win | 04/21/2014 10:47 AM
NewsRene Bourque racked up eight shots and scored his third goal of the postseason on Sunday night.
ImpactHe's been a completely different player in the playoffs than he was during the regular season and a motivated Bourque can be a tough player for the opposition to handle. He got Montreal on the board just 11 seconds into Game 3 to give him three goals in his last two games.
Rene Bourque's pair pushes Habs past Bolts | 04/18/2014 9:43 PM
NewsRene Bourque drove the Canadiens past the Lightning in Game 2 on Friday night, scoring two goals in the Habs' 4-1 victory in Tampa Bay.
ImpactBourque's first goal is making the rounds on the highlight reels, as the veteran split the Bolts' defense and poked the puck past a sprawling Anders Lindback. That goal stood as the game-winner, while Bourque's second marker increased the Habs' lead to 3-0 and essentially putting the game out of reach in the third period for the hometown Lightning.
Rene Bourque capitalizes on playing time | 03/22/2014 10:46 PM
NewsRene Bourque recorded a goal and an assist for the Canadiens in Saturday's 4-3 win over Toronto.
ImpactBourque had recently been banished to the press box by coach Michel Therrien, but he took full advantage of his opportunity to get back into the lineup with this showing. Brian Gionta, Max Pacioretty and Tomas Plekanec also contributed to the cause with goals in the game for Montreal.
Bourque will play v Maple Leafs Saturday | 03/22/2014 12:05 PM
NewsRene Bourque will dress against the Maple Leafs Saturday night.
ImpactHe has been a healthy scratch more times than not as of late but he did skate in practice Friday with Alex Galchenyuk and Brian Gionta and has been declared in the lineup Saturday night against the Buds. That said, we think you have to take a wait and see approach with Bourque before activating him.
Rene Bourque hasn't been producing | 03/10/2014 10:22 AM
NewsRene Bourque has been ice cold for the Canadiens.
ImpactHe has generated just two goals and three assists in his past 30 games. Bourque has been in an offensive fog for most of the 2013-14 campaign, with 12 points in 53 contests.
Rene Bourque scores GWG in Habs win | 02/04/2014 10:57 PM
NewsRene Bourque scored the game winner in the second period to help Montreal topple the Flames Tuesday night.
ImpactDavid Desharnais added an empty netter for the Habs, scoring just his 10th point of the season. Bourque has never really delivered since his promising 58 points in 73 game season in 2009-2010.
Rene Bourque scores lone goal in Habs loss | 01/22/2014 10:06 PM
NewsRene Bourque recorded the only Montreal goal in Wednesday's 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Penguins.
ImpactBourque's seventh of the campaign cut the Penguins lead to 2-1 at the time, but the Canadiens game went downhill from that point forward. Brandon Prust and Daniel Briere drew assists on the marker.
Habs to scratch Rene Bourque Saturday | 01/18/2014 1:24 PM
NewsRene Bourque will be a healthy scratch Saturday night.
ImpactHe has registered six goals and one assist in 36 games this campaign. He hasn't picked up a point in his last 13 outings. Joonas Nattinen will make his NHL debut in Bourque's place.
Bourque to retrun to action next week | 12/14/2013 10:16 AM
NewsRene Bourque did not make the trip to Long Island for the Canadiens' game against the Islanders Saturday night.
ImpactBouque is making progress in his recovery from an upper-body injury as he practised this week. Habs' coach Michel Therrien indicated that Bourque could return to action early next week.
Rene Bourque might return on Monday | 12/11/2013 12:57 PM
NewsRene Bourque (upper body) was on the ice prior to Wednesday's practice.
ImpactBourque is penciled in to return on Monday. He has six goals and seven points in 23 games this season.
Rene Bourque (UBI) unlikely to play Tuesday | 12/10/2013 8:31 AM
NewsRene Bourque (upper body) didn't practice Monday.
ImpactHe has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury and is questionable to play Tuesday when the Canadiens host Los Angeles.
Rene Bourque is out Wednesday | 12/04/2013 12:54 PM
NewsRene Bourque (lower body) will miss Wednesday's match against the New Jersey Devils.
Dan Rosen on Twitter
ImpactBourque didn't even join the Canadiens for their one-game road trip. He recently missed five contests due to a groin injury, but it's not clear if his current problem is related to that. He has six goals and seven points in 23 games this season.
Rene Bourque scores 1st goal since early Nov. | 12/03/2013 7:35 AM
NewsRene Bourque generated a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 win over New Jersey.
ImpactHis sixth tally of the 2013-14 campaign was his first since Nov. 5. Bourque just got back from a groin injury this past weekend. He has eight points in 23 games.
Rene Bourque returns after five-game absence | 12/01/2013 10:13 AM
NewsRene Bourque (groin) was able to play in Saturday's 4-2 win over Toronto.
ImpactBourque missed five straight games due to the ailment. He had no points and five shots on goal in 11:25 minutes of playing time.
| 12/01/2013 2:51 AM
NewsRene Bourque returned to action on Saturday November 30.
Bourque could play Saturday v Toronto | 11/30/2013 10:31 AM
NewsThere is a very good chance that Rene Bourque will be in the Montreal lineup Saturday night against Toronto.
ImpactHe was given the green light to return from a groin injury Friday but did not play against the Capitals. Given the poor games Ryan White and Michael Bournival had against Washignton, we wouldn't be surprised if Bourque and George Parros are in the lineup against the Buds.
Montreal will hold out Rene Bourque again | 11/28/2013 3:22 PM
NewsRene Bourque, who has been given the green light to return from a groin injury, won't play Friday.
ImpactHe practiced again on Thursday and will sit for a second straight time despite being healthy enough to play.
Habs clear Bourque but he won't play Weds. | 11/27/2013 6:56 AM
NewsRene Bourque has been cleared to return from his lower-body injury, but he won't play Wednesday night against Buffalo.
ImpactHe has sat out three games already, but practiced fully with his teammates on Tuesday. Bourque will get some extra skating time before he gets back into the lineup.
Rene Bourque out Friday with LBI | 11/22/2013 9:50 AM
NewsRene Bourque (lower body) won't play Friday.
ImpactHe missed Tuesday's game versus Minnesota as well. Bourque should be considered day-to-day.
Rene Bourque (lower body) unavailable Tuesday | 11/19/2013 5:28 PM
NewsRene Bourque will miss Tuesday's game due to a lower-body injury.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactBourque has five goals and six points in 21 games this season. He's a borderline player at best in standard fantasy leagues.
Rene Bourque nets game winner vs. Dallas | 10/30/2013 7:21 AM
NewsRene Bourque's fourth goal of the year was the game winner for Montreal in a 2-1 victory over Dallas.
ImpactHe finished Tuesday's match with three shots and two hits. Bourque cashed in on rebound in the second period to put Montreal up 2-0 at the time. His other three markers have come on the power play and he has five points in 13 games.
Canadiens Rene Bourque is active | 10/17/2013 7:30 PM
NewsMontreal forward Rene Bourque is in the lineup for Thursday's game against Columbus.
Dave Stubbs on Twitter
ImpactBourque missed the team practice in the morning due to a bout with the flu, but he seems well enough to dress for the game. Adjust your lineups accordingly.
Rene Bourque questionable Thursday with flu | 10/17/2013 2:21 PM
NewsRene Bourque missed Thursday's practice with the flu.
ImpactBourque still might end up playing in Montreal's game against Columbus Thursday night. He has a goal and an assist in six games this season.
Rene Bourque skates in 500th career game | 10/10/2013 10:28 AM
NewsRene Bourque played in his 500th game Wednesday night.
ImpactHe logged 15:24 of ice time and picked up one shot in Montreal's 3-2 loss to Calgary. Bourque has one goal and one assist in three games this season.
Rene Bourque scores lone Habs goal in defeat | 05/05/2013 11:31 PM
NewsRene Bourque scored the only Montreal goal in a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Senators in Game Three of their Eastern Conference playoff series on Sunday.
ImpactThe power play marker was the second tally of the postseason for Bourque, who added four shots on goal and 10 penalty minutes in the process. Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec picked up the assists on the lone Montreal goal in a brutal loss.
Rene Bourque returns to the fold Tuesday | 04/10/2013 10:30 AM
NewsRene Bourque got back into Montreal's lineup Tuesday night, from a concussion, for the first time since Feb. 21.
ImpactHe registered four shots and six hits in his return, while seeing 11:35 of ice time. Bourque started on the fourth line but was moved up to a unit with Brian Gionta and Tomas Plekanec in the third period.
| 04/10/2013 2:33 AM
NewsRene Bourque was activated from the IL on Tuesday April 9.
Rene Bourque likely to return Tuesday | 04/09/2013 8:21 AM
NewsRene Bourque looks like he'll return to Montreal's lineup from a concussion on Tuesday night.
ImpactHe is being penciled in to play with Jeff Halpern and Travis Moen on the fourth line. "Right now, I don't have a real reason to take anyone out of the top three lines," said coach Michel Therrien. "Everyone's been doing excellent work (and Bourque) is going to have to be patient and work on getting back into game shape." Bourque has been out of action since Feb. 21.
Rene Bourque won't make return this weekend | 04/05/2013 10:00 AM
NewsRene Bourque (concussion) is "real close" but will not return this weekend, according to coach Michel Therrien.
ImpactBourque has been close before only to suffer a setback in late March. With concussions, you never know when a player will return until he's back on the ice. Keep him in reserve and play the waiting game.
Rene Bourque (concussion) suffers a setback | 03/23/2013 8:04 PM
NewsRene Bourque has suffered a setback in his recovery from a concussion.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactBourque has gone from being close to returning to not skating at all. Unfortunately concussion recoveries don't conform to timetables so sometimes things like this do happen. He hasn't played in a month and there's no telling when he might play again.
Rene Bourque isn't expected to play Thursday | 03/21/2013 10:19 AM
NewsRene Bourque isn't expected to return from a concussion Thursday against the New York Islanders, but he will travel with the team to Long Island.
Impact"I can't tell you exactly if he'll be there on the weekend," coach Michel Therrien said. "The medical team will certainly re-evaluate him on Friday and we'll make a decision." Bourque said he continues to improve every day, but he needs to work on his conditioning.
Rene Bourque close to returning to lineup | 03/20/2013 1:10 PM
NewsRene Bourque (concussion) skated with his teammates again Wednesday.
ImpactIt's uncertain when he'll return to the lineup, but he has been cleared for contact and could be back soon. The Canadiens play the New York Islanders Thursday and host the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.
Rene Bourque practices with Habs for 1st time | 03/19/2013 4:50 PM
NewsRene Bourque (concussion) practiced with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday for the first time since Feb. 21.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactThis is a big step for Bourque, who has been dealing with post-concussion symptoms. Assuming there are no setbacks from Tuesday's practice, it's likely just a matter of Bourque getting his conditioning back before he can return to game action. Stay tuned but it sounds like he's pretty close to a return.
Rene Bourque skates on own before practice | 03/12/2013 11:35 AM
NewsRene Bourque (concussion) skated for 60 minutes before the Montreal Canadiens practiced Tuesday.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactBourque has been dealing post-concussion symptoms for a while now, but this appears to one of the first scenes of progress for the winger. He still has a little ways to go before being cleared for game action and should be kept on reserve for the time being.
Rene Bourque placed on injured list | 03/02/2013 12:38 PM
NewsRene Bourque has been placed on the injured list.
John Lu Twitter
ImpactHe is still dealing with post-concussion symptoms and wasn't going to play this weekend anyway. The Habs recalled Gabriel Dumont from Hamilton of the AHL as insurance for Saturday's contest.
Bourque still dealing with concussion | 03/02/2013 11:23 AM
NewsRene Bourque is still dealing with post-concussion symptoms and will not play in the near future.
ImpactThere is no timetable for his return. Keep Bourque on reserve for now.
Rene Bourque has concussion, not flu | 02/26/2013 2:40 PM
NewsThe Montreal Canadiens revealed Tuesday that Rene Bourque is dealing with a concussion and not the flu, as originally suspected.
David Shoalts on Twitter
ImpactBourque missed the last two games with what the team called flu-like symptoms, but coach Michel Therrien announced Tuesday that tests showed Bourque is suffering from a concussion. Therrien also said neither the team nor Bourque know when he would have suffered the head injury, which is a bit frightening in itself. We'll list Bourque as day-to-day for now, but as with all head injuries no one really knows when he'll be back.
Rene Bourque sits again due to flu symptoms | 02/26/2013 9:57 AM
NewsRene Bourque (flu) didn't travel with the team to Ottawa for Monday night's game.
ImpactHe has missed the past two contests due to flu-like symptoms. The Canadiens' next game comes Wednesday at Toronto and it isn't known yet if he'll be available to play by then.
Rene Bourque missed Saturday's game | 02/24/2013 11:24 AM
NewsRene Bourque missed Saturday's game with flu-like symptoms.
The New York Times
ImpactAfter a terrible stint with the Habs following a mid-season trade last year, Bourque is now looking more like his old self. He has five goals and 10 points in 17 contests this season. With 24 penalty minutes in 2013, Bourque is worth a look in 14-team leagues that use this scoring category.
Rene Bourque (flu) is out Saturday | 02/23/2013 7:40 PM
NewsRene Bourque will miss Saturday's game with the flu.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactBourque has five goals and 10 points in 17 contests this season. The Canadiens will get Sunday off before playing against Ottawa on Monday.
Rene Bourque leads Habs past Flyers | 02/16/2013 11:09 PM
NewsRene Bourque had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 4-1 victory Saturday night.
ImpactBrendan Gallagher scored his fifth goal and registered his third assist of the season. David Desharnais and Tomas Plekanec accounted for Montreal's other two goals. Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta each registered two assists for the Canadiens.
Rene Bourque bouncing back this year | 02/15/2013 10:41 AM
NewsRene Bourque has been a different player this season, after disappointing when he first joined the Canadiens mid season a year ago.
ImpactBourque scored the game-winner Thursday. He has four goals and eight points on the season, and he's also got 24 penalty minutes, making him a fine player for fantasy purposes right now. "It was a nice feeling," Bourque said. "We had some chances earlier, but it was one of those games where it was hard to get any quality scoring opportunities. The guys played hard and it was good solid defensive effort."
Rene Bourque scores OT winner vs. Florida | 02/14/2013 11:31 PM
NewsRene Bourque scored the overtime winner to lift the Canadiens to a 1-0 win over Florida on Thursday.
ImpactBourque's fourth goal of the season came at 2:10 of the extra period and was assisted by Alex Galchenyuk. After a terrible stint with the Habs following a mid-season trade last year, Bourque is now looking more like his old self.
Rene Bourque gets goal No. 1 this season | 01/30/2013 12:32 PM
NewsRene Bourque extended his point streak to three games on Tuesday night with his first goal of the season.
ImpactHe missed the net seven times in Sunday's win over the Devils and scored on his only shot that hit the target versus Winnipeg. Bourque has three points and 11 credited shots in five games this campaign.
|11/08/2014||Mtl||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/05/2014||Mtl||Buf||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||at Wpg||Dec 7||1|
|Assists||2||at Edm||Dec 12||1|
|Points||2||at Edm||Dec 12||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||7 times-last:at Mtl||last:Dec 18||4|
|Plus/Minus||1||4 times-last:at Mtl||last:Dec 18||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Wpg||Dec 7||1|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:at Edm||last:Dec 12||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||27 times-last:at Ott||last:Dec 19||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||27 times-last:at Ott||last:Dec 19||0|
|Shots||5||at Ott||Dec 19||6|
|Goals||27||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Cgy)|
|Penalty Minutes||88||2009-10 (Cgy)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Cgy)|
|Shorthanded Goals||5||2007-08 (Chi)|
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