Gorges recorded an assist, one shot on goal and two hits over 22:10 of ice time in Wednesday's win over Montreal. Gorges' helper ended a nine-game point drought that dated back to March 16. He now has five assists and one goal on the year. This season has seen Gorges average just 18:28 of ice time -- down a full two minutes from last year's 20:28. In fact, the 32-year-old has seen a decrease in ice time in each of the past two seasons. That can likely be attributed to a combination of Gorges' age and limited offensive ability, not to mention the Sabres' glut of young defensemen.
Gorges scored his first goal of the season during Friday's loss to Columbus. The veteran defenseman has just the single tally and three assists through 52 games this season, so his lack of offensive production makes him a fantasy afterthought. Additionally, he had averaged just 18:09 of ice time per game entering Friday's tilt, so his role has seen a steady decline over the past two years.
Gorges (abdomen) will play Saturday versus the Senators, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports. Naturally, Gorges' contributions primarily come in his own zone, as he's registered 77 hits and 62 blocked shots in 34 games. It's no surprise that he's scoreless given that he's hoisted a mere 13 shots on goal. You can safely pass over him in the fantasy realm -- unless your league gives serious points for the defensive stats.
Gorges (abdomen) is projected to be an injured scratch for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens, per NHL.com. Gorges remains on injured reserve, which is a clear indication that he'll sit out at least one more contest. Even when healthy, Gorges hardly does much of anything to entice fantasy owners. Case in point: an assist represents his lone point in 34 games and he's skated to a minus-3 rating in that span.
Gorges (abdominal) is on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Gorges is already projected to be out until at least the All-Star break, so this move to IR does not change the timetable for his return, but rather allows the Sabres to have some flexibility with their roster should they need it. Look for the stay-at-home defenseman to potentially return on Jan 31. in Montreal.
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