The Senators traded Gaborik (back) and Anders Nilsson to the Lightning in exchange for Cedric Paquette, Braydon Coburn, and a 2022 second-round draft pick on Sunday.
Gaborik has missed the last two seasons after undergoing back surgery and it doesn't appear there's an NHL return in his future. The 38-year-old forward has one season left under contract which the Lightning will likely stash on long-term injured reserve.
Gaborik (back) could be placed on long-term injured reserve to open the 2018-19 season, Sporting News reports.
The veteran winger went under the knife in April to repair a herniated disc in his back. There hasn't been any new information on Gaborik since the operation, but that's actually an ominous sign as it implies that he's still rehabbing the injury and not making any obvious strides in his recovery. Placing the 37-year-old on LTIR would be a prudent move for the Senators considering it would free up salary-cap space against the upper limit, though it would further decimate what little fantasy value Gaborik even has left.
Gaborik went under the knife Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his back.
Gaborik is expected to resume training in eight weeks in order to start preparing for the 2018-19 campaign. The 35-year-old is unlikely to look back on this season fondly, as he registered 21 points while playing in a mere 46 games split between Ottawa and Los Angeles. The veteran has three more years remaining on his deal, which will pay him $4.875 million through the 2020-21 campaign -- assuming he doesn't retire before then.
Gaborik is having his back examined by a specialist in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Gaborik has already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, but now the culprit behind his absence has been revealed. The veteran winger closed out a disappointing 2017-18 season mustering just 46 games played due to various issues, but he did manage to rack up 21 points -- 11 goals and 10 assists -- between the Kings and the Senators when on the ice. Gaborik remains under contract with the team through 2020-21, so he should retake his spot as a top-six forward with the Senators next season assuming everything checks out with his back.
Gaborik (undisclosed) won't travel with the Senators for a three-game road trip, effectively putting an end to his 2017-18 campaign, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
The veteran winger finishes with 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) over 46 games between the Kings and Senators. Gaborik has a hefty cap hit of $4.9 million and is signed through the 2020-21 season, so it'll be interesting to see how Ottawa handles his workload. He only averaged 13:19 of ice time this year, so a bottom-six role is a given unless the Senators make drastic changes among the forward group in the offseason.
Gaborik is week-to-week with his undisclosed issue, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
It's a bit peculiar that Gaborik has a week-to-week designation given that there are only six games left for the Senators, but it still seems like there's an outside chance the veteran could return by the regular-season finale against the Bruins. The Slovak has produced 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) between the Kings and Senators through 46 games this year.
Gaborik (undisclosed) isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Gaborik will almost certainly miss a third consecutive game Tuesday, and the Senators have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his return to the lineup. The veteran winger will likely need to log at least one full practice with his teammates before returning to game action, so Ottawa should release an update on his status once that occurs.
Gaborik won't play Monday against Carolina due to an undisclosed injury, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
The Senators will hope to have Gaborik back in their lineup as soon as possible, as he's been on a roll recently, notching three goals and five points in his last five games. The veteran forward won't have to wait long for his next opportunity to return to game action, as Ottawa will be right back at it Tuesday night against the Islanders.
Gaborik (undisclosed) will not dress for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Since Gaborik is unavailable Saturday, the Senators will roll with seven defensemen with Erik Karlsson (personal) returning from a two-game absence. The veteran winger's next opportunity to rejoin the lineup arrives Monday when the team travels for the second game of the home-and-home series at Carolina.
Gaborik is considered questionable for Saturday's contest against the Hurricanes, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.
Gaborik's issue comes at an unfortunate time, as the veteran winger has been on a scoring binge recently, racking up five points in the last five contests. The team should update his status again Saturday, but the Senators could be forced to summon reinforcements from the AHL if he's ultimately unable to go.
Gaborik scored a goal and added an assist -- both on the power play -- during Tuesday's 7-4 win over Tampa Bay.
The veteran collected two points in his Ottawa debut Feb. 15, and then went 10 consecutive games without marking the scoresheet before Tuesday's multi-point outing. Gaborik is receiving consistent power-play time, but he's been skating in a depth assignment at even strength. Considering his declined production over the past few seasons and his current role, there aren't many fantasy settings where he should be viewed as a serviceable option.
Gaborik (undisclosed) will be back in the lineup against the Stars on Monday, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.
Gaborik has missed the Sens' last two outings due to his undisclosed issue, but should slot into a bottom-six role versus Dallas. The veteran has tallied a pair of points, 15 shots and two PIM in his seven contests since being acquired by Ottawa at the trade deadline. The Slovak certainly isn't the same player that tallied 42 goals and 41 helpers during the 2007-08 campaign, but can still be a modest producer even at 35 years of age.
Gaborik (undisclosed) will miss Saturday's game in Arizona based on Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reporting that there will be no lineup changes for the Senators.
Gaborik's next opportunity to play will now arrive Monday, when the Senators take on the Stars in Dallas. The veteran winger found twine in his Ottawa debut Feb. 15, but he went six subsequent contests without so much as a single goal or assist to take us up to where we are now.
Gaborik won't be available for Friday's matchup with Vegas due to an undisclosed injury, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Gaborik scored a goal and added an assist in his Senators debut Feb. 15 against the Sabres, but he's gone scoreless in six games since then, and has only averaged 14:08 of ice time per contest over that span. The specific nature of the veteran winger's malady has yet to be reported, but he won't have to wait long for his next opportunity to return to game action, as Ottawa will be right back at it Saturday against Arizona.
Gaborik scored a goal and added an assist in a 3-2 overtime win against the Sabres on Thursday.
This was Gaborik's first game since being traded from the Kings, and he wasted no time getting in the good graces of his new teammates. The veteran winger was showing a spark with Los Angeles, tallying seven goals and seven assists in 30 games. Perhaps the change of scenery will be good for the 36-year-old.
Gaborik was officially moved to Ottawa with Nick Shore in exchange for Dion Phaneuf and Nate Thompson, the Ottawa Sun reports.
Much like his new team, Gaborik has been a shell of himself this season. Age has caught up with his durability, and moving to a struggling team that is playing out the string won't do anything for his fantasy prospects. He managed just 14 points in 30 games with Los Angeles, and there's little reason to expect things will get much better with his move to Ottawa.
Gaborik did not take the ice for warmups and is a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The former 40-goal scorer isn't what he used to be. The 35-year-old has struggled to stay healthy, and when he's played he's notched 52 shots on goal in 28 games. With Tanner Pearson (illness) able to go, Gaborik became the odd man out.
Gaborik (undisclosed) looks ready to play Thursday night against the Predators, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
There wasn't much light shed on the veteran's ailment, but he's still projected to play alongside Nick Shore and Andy Andreoff on Thursday. Unfortunately, that's the fourth line, and Gaborik -- despite how he used to finish with greater than a point per game in his prime -- probably won't see more than 15 minutes of ice time in the next contest.
Gaborik (undisclosed) didn't suit up for Tuesday's game against the Stars, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
In 10 games since the calendar flip, Gaborik has struggled with just three assists while averaging just 14:43 per night. This injury isn't expected to be serious, though, and he just needs some maintenance before his expected return Thursday against the Stars.
Gaborik recorded two power-play assists during Tuesday's 5-0 win over Edmonton.
The pair of assists improve Gaborik to a three-game point streak consisting of two tallies, three helpers and eight shots. He's also now up to a respectable seven goals and 13 points through 18 games since returning from a knee injury that held him out of the lineup until late November. It's definitely worth noting Gaborik's game-to-game inconsistency, though. While this was his fifth multi-point showing of the campaign, he's also missed the scoresheet entirely in 10 of 18 contests.
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