Boyd Gordon C ARI 1 month ago

Gordon (back) was traded to the Coyotes on Tuesday in exchange for forward Lauri Korpikoski.

Gordon annually ranks as one of the best performers in the faceoff circle, as illustrated by his 55.9 percent winning rate in 2014-15. However, that's about where his fantasy value begins and ends, as he's never been a big scorer or hitter, even by the standards of a fourth-line player. Additionally, his plus/minus rating remained a regular risk during his tenure with a bad Oilers team, and that figures to remain the case in 2015-16 with the Coyotes projected to be one of the league's worst units.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon (back) is likely out for the remainder of the season, Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal reports.

Gordon remains bothered by the back issue and will miss an eighth consecutive game Thursday against the Sharks. Since Gordon failed to resume practicing as of Wednesday, the club will probably opt to shut him down in an effort to get him healthy heading into the 2015-16 campaign, which will be a contract year.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon (back) will not play in Tuesday's game versus the Kings.

Gordon appeared on the cusp of returning to the lineup in late March after he was cleared to travel on the Oilers' road trip, but it appears he's been slow to progress since that time. He'll sit out a seventh straight contest Tuesday, and with only two games remaining on the team's schedule, it's beginning to look doubtful that he might play again.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon (back) will not play Thursday against the Kings, Jack Michaels of Oilers Radio Network reports.

Gordon resumed skating with the team Wednesday, but he may need to get in another full practice before the team green lights his return. The fourth-line center may be ready to play Saturday against the Flames.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon (back) will not return to the Oilers' lineup Wednesday against the Ducks, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Gordon is traveling with the Oilers on their road trip and was able to skate with the team Wednesday morning, but he'll still need a little more practice time before reentering the lineup. He'll head to the press box for a fourth consecutive game.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon (back) will travel with the Oilers for their upcoming road trip, Reid Wilkins of 630 CHED radio reports.

It isn't clear if Gordon will be able to play in the first game of the Oilers' road trip on Monday against Colorado. However, the fact that he's travelling with the team is certainly encouraging. The Oilers should provide an update on his status prior to Monday's matchup with the Avalanche.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon (back) will not play Friday against the Stars.

Though the Oilers will miss Gordon's skills in the faceoff circle, the center's absence will cause considerably fewer ripples in the fantasy realm. Gordon has tallied only 13 points in 68 games this season while primarily skating on the Oilers' fourth line.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon (back) won't play Wednesday against the Avalanche, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

With Gordon still day-to-day, look for the Oilers to roll out a fourth line on Wednesday comprised of Luke Gazdic, Matt Hendricks and Rob Klinkhammer.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon (back) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Avalanche, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Gordon didn't participate in Tuesday's practice after leaving Monday's loss to the Jets due to the back concern. The Oilers seem to be at least somewhat hopeful that a day off the ice might be exactly what Gordon needs to cure what ails him, so an official verdict on his status won't be rendered until Wednesday's morning skate. Matt Hendricks would likely move over to the fourth-line center spot if Gordon isn't able to play against the Avalanche.

Boyd Gordon C ARI 4 months ago

Gordon will not return to Monday's game against the Jets after suffering a back injury.

Gordon should be considered day-to-day moving forward ahead of Wednesday's game against the Avalanche. It's still unclear how severe the injury is, but Edmonton will likely have an update in due time.