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Blues sign Bortuzzo to 3-year extension

December 15, 2018
Florida Panthers' Denis Malgin (62), of Switzerland, and St. Louis Blues' Robert Bortuzzo (41) battle for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in St. Louis. The Blues won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season.

St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced Bortuzzo’s $4.125 million contract extension Saturday. Bortuzzo is now signed through the 2021-22 season.

The 29-year-old Bortuzzo has a goal and two assists in 12 games this season, his fifth with the Blues. He missed the season opener after being suspended and missed time with a lower-body injury.

The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native has skated in 288 regular-season and 23 playoff games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Blues. He has 13 goals and 32 assists in regular-season play.

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