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25 Chris Butler D
Height/Weight: 6-1/200 | Birthdate: 10/27/1986 | Birthplace: St. Louis, MO, USA | Team: St. Louis Blues | College: Denver | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $1,200,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 86.00
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11/15/2014

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Chris Butler

Blues Recall Butler

News: Chris Butler will be recalled from AHL Chicago on Saturday, NHL.com's Aaron Vickers reports.
Analysis: After Jordan Leopold was dealt to the Blue Jackets earlier in the day, Chris Butler will join the Blues to serve as the team's seventh defenseman. The veteran is unlikely to see much frequent action in games and represents more of a fallback option in the event one of the Blues' other defensemen suffers an injury.

10/7/2014

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Chris Butler

Blues Reassign Butler

News: Chris Butler was reassigned to AHL Chicago on Tuesday, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Waived earlier in camp by the Blues, Chris Butler remained with the Blues as an extra body for the final handful of preseason games. The 27-year-old has 349 games of NHL experience on his ledger and should find his way back to St. Louis later on this season.

9/29/2014

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Chris Butler

Blues Place Butler On Waivers

News: Chris Butler was placed on waivers by the Blues on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: Chris Butler was one of a slew of players competing for the seventh spot on defense for the Blues, but he failed to do enough in training camp to warrant a stay with the parent club. Assuming Butler clears waivers, he's slated to open the campaign at AHL Chicago.

7/16/2014

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Chris Butler

Blues Sign Butler To One-Year, Two-Way Contract

News: Chris Butler signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Blues on Wednesday.
Analysis: Chris Butler will join the Blues coming off a season where he appeared in all 82 games for Calgary, registering 16 points (two goals and 14 assists). The defenseman should slot in somewhere for the Blues, but where will likely be determined in training camp.

3/19/2014

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Chris Butler

Calgary's Butler Dishes Assists

News: Chris Butler dispensed a pair of assists Tuesday in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
Analysis: Chris Butler isn't much of a scorer, with 13 points in 69 games, so any night he has like Tuesday is an added bonus for Calgary. Butler is a stay-at-home, defensive-minded blueliner, and shouldn't be counted on for much more.

3/2/2014

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler To Play Saturday

News: Chris Butler (lower body) will play Saturday against the Oilers, Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Chris Butler seemed to be a long shot to play Saturday after injuring his leg in the second period of Thursday's loss to the Kings, but coach Bob Hartley said the defenseman made a surprisingly quick recovery. He'll join Kris Russell on the third defensive pairing in his return to the lineup.

2/28/2014

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Doubtful For Saturday

News: Chris Butler (lower body) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Oilers, Pat Steinberg of 960 The FAN reports.
Analysis: No surprise here, as Chris Butler was hurt Thursday night and did not step onto the ice for Friday's morning skate. With Butler likely to miss at least one game, Derek Smith will slot into the rotation and the team will likely add a defenseman from the AHL.

2/28/2014

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Misses Friday's Skate

News: Chris Butler (lower body) did not skate Friday morning, Pat Steinberg of 960 The FAN reports.
Analysis: Chris Butler left Thursday's game against Los Angeles with a lower-body injury, and while the severity of his injury remains uncertain, he would appear iffy for Saturday's tilt against Edmonton.

2/27/2014

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Suffers Injury Thursday

News: Chris Butler left Thursday's game with a lower-body injury and will not return.
Analysis: Chris Butler left in the second period after logging 8:51 of ice time. He turned in a two-assist game Feb. 1 but otherwise doesn't have any points since Dec. 21.

2/12/2014

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Chris Butler

Calgary's Butler Has Two Points Since New Year

News: Chris Butler has scored just two points in 18 games since the calendar flipped to 2014.
Analysis: Both of those points came in an overtime win over the Wild on Feb. 1, but Chris Butler has been otherwise quiet offensively for the past month and a half. Butler continues to see around 20 minutes of ice time per night, but because he's not often featured on the attack, he rarely receives good opportunities for goals or assists. Instead, most of his value comes in blocking shots, as his 154 blocks on the season rank third in the NHL behind the Isles' Andrew MacDonald and Habs' Josh Gorges.

12/13/2013

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Chris Butler

Calgary's Butler Pots Game-Winner

News: Chris Butler scored with four seconds left in overtime Thursday to lead Calgary to a 2-1 win over Carolina.
Analysis: Chris Butler said after the game he's keeping the stick as he doesn't get many goals. Indeed, at 10 goals and 55 assists in 298 career games, scoring is not Butler's main focus.

11/8/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Adds Assist In Loss

News: Chris Butler notched an assist as Calgary lost 3-2 to St. Louis on Thursday.
Analysis: Chris Butler is a steady defenseman, but with three points in 16 games, shouldn't be anywhere near fantasy teams.

7/6/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Signs One-Year Deal

News: Chris Butler put his signature to a one-year, $1.7 million deal Friday, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Chris Butler has been a mainstay on the Calgary blue line for the past two years, providing solid defense albeit not much scoring. He will provide a needed veteran presence on the back end next season for Calgary.

4/27/2013

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Chris Butler

Butler Grabs Lone Calgary Tally

News: Chris Butler scored Calgary's only goal in Friday's loss to Chicago, snagging his first goal of the season.
Analysis: Chris Butler has been seeing just over 17 minutes per contest for the Flames and has eight points through 44 games. He's just three seasons removed from putting up 21 points in 59 games, but odds are, Butler won't contribute too much on the offensive end going forward.

4/19/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler (Illness) To Play Friday

News: Chris Butler is still feeling the effects of the flu but will attempt to play through it Friday against the Oilers, the Flames' official Twitter account reports.
Analysis: Chris Butler wasn't listed among the team's scratches, so he'll be in uniform and presumably available. Expect the team to manage his ice time carefully so he doesn't overexert himself as he looks to get over the illness.

4/19/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Suffering From Flu

News: Chris Butler is suffering from the flu, according to TSN.ca.
Analysis: The Flames called up Mark Cundari from the AHL on Friday, but we'll note that fellow defenseman Dennis Wideman is out with a broken finger. For now, we'll consider Chris Butler as questionable for Friday's tilt against the Ducks.

3/6/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Has Big Night Wednesday

News: Chris Butler tallied an assist and was plus-3 in the Flames' win over San Jose on Wednesday night.
Analysis: There's not much here to get excited about most of the time, however, as the former fourth-round pick has just four points on the season while toting a minus-3 rating even after the boost from Wednesday's game.

2/25/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Notches Pair Of Assists

News: Chris Butler notched a pair of assists in a 5-4 victory over the Coyotes on Sunday.
Analysis: Chris Butler hasn't had a real good season so far but played much better Sunday. The Flames are still using a committee of players on their third defensive pairing, so if Butler can string a few more games like this together, that spot could be his for the taking.

2/15/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler A Healthy Scratch Friday

News: Chris Butler will be a healthy scratch Friday against the Blues.
Analysis: In nine games so far this season, Chris Butler has a minus-five rating. He'll watch from the press box Friday.

1/30/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler To Return To Lineup Thursday

News: Chris Butler will return to the lineup Thursday against the Avalanche, the Flames' official site reports. He's been a healthy scratch the past two games.
Analysis: Last season, Chris Butler skated alongside Jay Bouwmeester and averaged more than 21 minutes per night, but his role has diminished since Bob Hartley and his staff took over. Butler said the situation has made him "hungrier," and he will get an opportunity Thursday, replacing Derek Smith in the lineup.

1/17/2013

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Looks To Rebound From Rough Season

News: After struggling through some of last season, Chris Butler is looking to rebound and contribute more than his 15 points in 68 games last season, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Chris Butler came to Calgary with big expectations, but fell a little short, especially since the game that stands out from the 2011-12 season was when Butler set a league record with a minus-7 in one game. With Dennis Wideman arriving in town, Butler's heavy load of 21 minutes a game from a year ago may decrease, which would leave him more fresh for each game. He will once again be paired with Jay Bouwmeester to start the season, in all likelihood.

3/23/2012

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Makes Impact In Return To Lineup

News: Chris Butler made an impact in his return to the Flames' lineup Thursday, picking up an assist, two penalty minutes, and three blocked shots.
Analysis: Chris Butler is usually more of an intangibles defender than a stats guy, but he had a solid night Thursday. Also a good sign were his three blocked shots, as it shows he was not afraid of re-injuring his thigh.

3/22/2012

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Chris Butler

Calgary's Butler Set To Return

News: Chris Butler (thigh) is set to return from injury Thursday against the Wild, according to the Calgary Sun.
Analysis: Chris Butler's return is just in time for the Flames, as Cory Sarich will miss Thursday's game with injury. Butler has been out a month, but should provide the Flames with solid defense upon his return. Butler has two goals and 11 assists in 60 games this season.

3/17/2012

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Makes Road Trip

News: Chris Butler, who suffered a thigh laceration on Feb. 21, made the road trip with the Flames on Friday and skated in the morning according to the Calgary Sun.
Analysis: Chris Butler's cut, which is just above the knee, has apparently healed on the outside but isn't quite responding the way they had hoped. The team will continue to be cautious with him, but skating and making the road trip is at least a good sign.

2/22/2012

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Chris Butler

Flames' Butler Expected To Miss Three Weeks

News: Chris Butler suffered a thigh laceration in Tuesday's game and is expected to miss three weeks, the Flames' Twitter page reports.
Analysis: The injury bug has decimated the Flames this season, and Chris Butler was one of the few to have avoided it thus far before gashing his leg crashing into the net Tuesday. The defenseman has 13 points in 60 games this season, but likely won't return until the playoffs, if Calgary gets in.