Even the St. Louis Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo into a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season.

St. Louis overcame an obscure illegal-equipment punishment, also called against Vladimir Tarasenko for having fun the much-taller Colton Parayko’s stick in overtime, to conquer Avalanche.

St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong announced Bortuzzo’s $4.125 million contract expansion Saturday. Bortuzzo is now signed during the 202122 season.

“I rely on what’s going on this, the people in place and the people in the room,” Bortuzzo explained. “I’m very comfortable here, and now I’m happy to get [the deal] done.”

Bortuzzo, 2-9, has a goal and 2 assists in 12 games this season, his fifth with the Blues. He overlooked period and also missed the season opener.

The Thunder Bay, Ontario, native has skated in 288 regular season and 2 3 playoff games with all the Pittsburgh Penguins and Blues. He’s 13 goals and 32 assists in regular season playwith.

The Associated Press contributed to the record.


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