Josh Gorges

#4 D / Buffalo Sabres / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 203 lb Age: 31 College: None

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    • May play in season opener

      News: Head coach Dan Bylsma said "it's possible" Josh Gorges plays in Thursday's season opener.
      Analysis: Josh Gorges underwent a minor procedure last week for a "quick cleanup," though no further details were given. Regardless, Gorges is now probable for the season opener and will likely be paired with Rasmus Ristolainen. The stay-at-home defenseman has very minimal fantasy value unless the league counts hits or blocked shots. He has scored just one goal over the past two seasons.
    • Underwent minor procedure

      News: Josh Gorges, who missed time at camp with a lower-body issue, went through a minor procedure for a "quick cleanup," reports the Olean Times Herald.
      Analysis: Josh Gorges was injured in a preseason game against Ottawa, which sidelined him for more than a week. The rugged defender is coming off microfracture surgery in his knee, but it's unclear if his minor procedure was related. Gorges attended practice Friday but his status for Opening Night remains questionable, and he will sit out the Sabres' final preseason game against Columbus. It's possible that after years of playing tough minutes in Montreal, the 31-year-old Gorges is feeling the effects. Given his injury history and his lack of production, he's of very minimal value in fantasy leagues.
    • Sabres' Gorges Week-To-Week With Lower-Body Injury

      News: Josh Gorges is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
      Analysis: It's unclear when or where Josh Gorges suffered the injury, but it is worth noting that he is coming off microfracture surgery. His week-to-week status puts his Opening Night status in doubt, though the picture will certainly be clearer in the coming days. If Gorges is unable to go, expect Carlo Colaiacovo or Matt Donovan to step in.
    • Sabres' Gorges: No Restrictions On Knee

      News: After getting microfracture surgery on his knee in February, Josh Gorges will be healthy to begin the season, reports The Buffalo News.
      Analysis: The 31-year-old defenseman had to tweak his exercise routine this summer to reduce the impact on his knee, but Josh Gorges should be ready to go once the puck drops in October. He had a season to forget for the last-place Sabres, scoring just six assists in 46 games and finished with an ugly minus-28 rating. Gorges' production should improve as the Sabres usher in a slew of top prospects and veterans, but don't expect his numbers to increase dramatically. He's a stay-at-home defenseman with very, very limited offense. Even when healthy, he's not even worth a flyer in the deepest leagues.
    • Sabres' Gorges Reveals Knee Injury

      News: Josh Gorges revealed that he had microfracture surgery in his knee, reports The Buffalo News.
      Analysis: Josh Gorges was placed on the injured reserve in late February for a lower-body injury, and with the season over, he revealed that he went under the knife to stimulate cartilage growth in his knee. The timeline for his return is six months, which means Gorges should return by August and be ready for training camp next season.
    • Sabres Shuffle Gorges To IR

      News: Josh Gorges (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.
      Analysis: Josh Gorges is set to miss the remainder of the season after undergoing season-ending surgery Monday. Jake McCabe was recalled ahead of Sunday's game against the Predators to assume Gorges' spot on the 23-man roster.
    • Sabres' Gorges (Lower Body) Out For Season

      News: Josh Gorges (lower body) will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
      Analysis: Josh Gorges suffered the injury early in February, the exact nature of the ailment hasn't been disclosed beyond the lower-body. He will miss the remainder of the season, and will begin the road to recovery in preparation for the 2015-16 campaign. Gorges had a tough first season in Buffalo after being traded from Montreal. He's expected to be one of the team's veteran leaders down the road. He finishes the 2014-15 season with six assists in 46 games played and a minus-28 rating.
    • Sabres' Gorges (Lower Body) Likely Done For Season

      News: Josh Gorges (lower body) will likely miss the remainder of the season, John Vogl of Buffalo News reports. "It's leaning that way, but we'll see in the next little bit here," said coach Ted Nolan.
      Analysis: Josh Gorges will miss both games of the two-game road trip, and it appears his absence could extend much longer than that. Coach Ted Nolan seemed to indicate that more information on his situation should come up in the near future, and his status will be updated when that happens.
    • Gorges Absent From Sabres' Road Trip

      News: Josh Gorges (lower body) did not travel with the team on their two-game road trip and will not play Tuesday against New Jersey.
      Analysis: Josh Gorges is batting a lower-body injury that is being re-evaluated. There is no word on how long Gorges will be out, but he will miss games on Tuesday and Thursday. The veteran defenseman has struggled this season on a poor team and scored just six assists in 46 games. Look for Zach Bogosian and Andre Benoit to form the top pairing again.
    • Sabres' Gorges Will Not Play Sunday

      News: Josh Gorges could be out "for a while," reports the Olean Times Hearld.
      Analysis: Josh Gorges was kept off the ice for the last few practices, and the veteran defenseman could be out long-term, though the Sabres can't be sure until Gorges gets a second opinion. For now, Gorges will be sidelined for the foreseeable future. Look for newly-acquired Zach Bogosian to get plenty of minutes Sunday.
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