Blues extend Bortuzzo through 2018-19

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The St. Louis Blues have locked up defenseman Robert Bortuzzo through the 2018-19 season.

The club announced today that Bortuzzo has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension, with a reported cap hit of $1.15 million. The 27-year-old was a pending unrestricted free agent. His current cap hit is $1.05 million.

Bortuzzo, who hasn’t played since Dec. 3 due to a lower-body injury, is a rugged stay-at-home defender who has eight goals and 19 assists in 177 career games with St. Louis and Pittsburgh, the latter of which drafted him in 2007.

In 11 games this season, he has one goal, one assist, 26 hits, and is averaging 13:48 of ice time.

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