Rene Bourque RUMORS & NEWS

  • Habs' Bourque struggling to play out of a grim slump

    Montreal Gazette "They were seven on Rogers Arena ice early Wednesday afternoon, a day off for the Canadiens but for this group: Goalie Dustin Tokarski was joined by — listing by position and jersey number, so nothing is read between the lines — forwards Rene Bourque, Jiri Sekac, Michaël Bournival and Lars..." October 30

  • Canadiens reject deal for Avs’ Parenteau

    Sportsnet.ca "The Canadiens have reportedly turned down a trade that would have sent Colorado Avalanche forward P.A. Parenteau to Montreal in exchange for winger Rene Bourque, according to Louis Jean of TVA Sports. The addition of another player reportedly became a sticking point for Canadiens general..." January 28

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    Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA

    #Habs turn down trade that would have seen Bourque go to #Avs for Parenteau. #NHL

  • Bourque, Habs looking for some chemistry

    Montreal Gazette "Rene Bourque didn’t need a conversation with Canadiens coach Michel Therrien to know why he was a healthy scratch for Saturday night’s game in Toronto. “I’ve had some good games and some not so good,” Bourque said Monday after the Canadiens practised in Brossard. “It’s been a tough year and I..." January 22

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    NHL on TSN @NHLonTSN

    Rene Bourque did not make the trip with the Habs. Sustained upper body injury on Monday night. #TSN

  • Canadiens’ Rene Bourque will remain on sidelines against Sabres

    Montreal Gazette "Rene Bourque practised with his teammates in Brossard on Tuesday and was cleared to play, but he won’t be in the lineup when the Canadiens take on the Sabres Tuesday night in Buffalo . Bourque missed the last three games while recovering from a lower-body injury, with the Canadiens winning all..." November 27

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    Renaud Lavoie @LavoieRenaud

    Ryan White will play tonight. Rene Bourque is out with a lower body injury.

  • Bournival, Bourque lead the charge for Habs in 2-1 win over Stars

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Michael Bournival and Rene Bourque scored the goals and Carey Price’s 26-save performance was complemented by a strong defensive effort from his teammates as the Canadiens defeated the Dallas Stars 2-1 Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The win evened the Canadiens’ record at home at..." October 30

  • Pacioretty out Thursday for Canadiens, maybe Bourque as well

    NHL.com "The Montreal Canadiens will be without left wing Max Pacioretty and perhaps left wing Rene Bourque as well when they take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Bell Centre on Thursday night. Pacioretty left the Canadiens' 3-0 win Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets in the first period with a lower-body..." October 17

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    Renaud Lavoie @

    Setback for Rene Bourque (concussion) That's why he's not skating anymore. Still impossible to predict when he'll be back. #canadiens #RDS

  • Rene Bourque isn't sick with the flu, he has a concussion

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "After missing the last two games with "flu like symptoms" and an announcement that he wouldn't be playing in Toronto tomorrow either, fans and media began to wonder just how bad this flu was that was keeping Rene Bourque on the sidelines. Well it turns out that he's actually concussed, which is..." February 26

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    Canadiens Montreal @

    Michel Therrien confirmed Rene Bourque has a concussion.

  • Canadiens' Bourque to miss 8-12 weeks after surgery

    NHL.com "The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday that forward Rene Bourque will be out of action for eight to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a tear in his abdominal wall suffered during offseason training. Bourque was expected to compete for a role on Montreal's second line this season..." August 29

  • Bourque returns in visitors silks

    Calgary Herald "Rene Bourque's parents were not around Tuesday to watch their son in action. See, the residents of Lac La Biche, Alta., had booked a non-refundable trip to Hawaii months ago — while Bourque was still a member of the Calgary Flames. That's not to say Sonny has not already given them their..." March 07

  • Canadiens Rene Bourque answers for his crime

    Montreal Gazette "Nine seconds into his first shift, 1:15 into the game Wednesday night, Canadiens forward Rene Bourque answered a bell that had been tolling for 15 days. There was no doubt - none - that Bourque was going to have to put up his dukes for having concussed Washington Capitals centreman Nicklas..." January 19

  • Matt Hendricks quickly settles score with Rene Bourque

    Washington Post "It didn't take long for the Capitals' Matt Hendricks to settle a score with Montreal's Rene Bourque. Just 1:15 into Wednesday's 3-0 victory at Bell Centre, the winger challenged Bourque and the two squared off. Bourque, of course, knocked Washington's leading scorer Nicklas Backstrom out of..." January 19

  • Flames offer mixed feelings after Bourque trade

    Calgary Herald "With his first post-game sentence, Brent Sutter pounded the nail on the head. "Well, it was certainly an eventful night." Not only did the Calgary Flames win their eighth straight home date — a dramatic (and sort of boring) 1-0 overtime victory over the Anaheim Ducks — they made in-game news..." January 13

  • Flames' Bourque in the doghouse after loss to Capitals

    Calgary Herald "When Rene Bourque plunked a puck off Brent Sutter's head during a recent practice, the Calgary Flames coach laughed it off. Jokingly, Sutter said he knew it wasn't intentional — because if Bourque had been aiming for him, he would have missed. Less forgivable is Bourque's latest faux..." January 04

  • Flames' Bourque apologized to Seabrook

    Calgary Sun "Rene Bourque didn't wait long to apologize to former Chicago Blackhawks teammate Brent Seabrook after smacking him in the back during the first period of Sunday's game at the United Center. With Bourque ejected following his major penalty, and the Blackhawks defenceman sitting out for..." December 21

  • Bourque ramps it up

    Calgary Sun "The goal is a perfect example of what Brent Sutter has been looking for from Rene Bourque. In the second period of the Calgary Flames 7-6 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday, Bourque was active, supporting his defenceman in the Calgary zone, raced out to the blueline to poke away the..." December 08

  • Bourque isn't out to impress the critics

    Calgary Herald "Go ahead. Take your best shot. Whip Rene Bourque all you want. He can take it. Despite back-to-back, 27-goal campaigns following a career-high 21-goal debut with the Calgary Flames, it doesn't seem the Edmonton-born pride and joy of Lac La Biche can win the favour of Joe Flames Fan or the..." October 09

  • Bourque busts out of slump

    Calgary Sun "One beefy TV type compared the lengthy slump to a bruin going into hibernation for the winter. Looking at Rene Bourque's stats since early December, it's hard to dispute the analogy. The big winger netted just three goals and six points from Dec. 9 to Feb. 5 — a span of 26 games — before..." February 22

  • Flames' Bourque gets back on target

    Calgary Herald "Make no mistake: Jay Feaster is happy the Calgary Flames blanked the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 in the Heritage Classic. Big win. Two points. But the acting general manager has to be ecstatic over the performance of one Rene Bourque. The streaky winger checked in with two goals on 11 shots Sunday..." February 21