Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 1 month ago

Bourque is on the ice for pre-game warm ups, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.

Bourque missed Game 5 with an upper-body injury, but was able to participate in Saturday's morning skate. He is taking part in warm ups and is slated to be on a line with Paul Gaustad and Viktor Stalberg.

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 1 month ago

Bourque was on the ice for the Predators' morning skate on Saturday, Brooks Bratten of NHL.com reports.

It remains to be seen if Bourque will be able to suit up for Saturday's Game 6 against Chicago, but his presence at the Predators' morning skate bodes well for his availability. Nashville will confirm his status prior to puck drop on Saturday.

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 1 month ago

Bourque is not in the lineup for Game 5 on Thursday due to an upper-body injury, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

Bourque's injury likely occurred in Game 4, and it will cost him Thursday's matchup. He played well in the last contest, providing seven hits, four blocked shots and two shots on goal in 19:13 of ice time. His next chance to return would be Saturday should the series stretch to six games.

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 2 months ago

Bourque set up two of the Preds' four goals in Saturday's victory over the Capitals.

Bourque has largely been stuck in a bottom-six role this season, but his second assist did come alongside top liners Mike Fisher and Filip Forsberg. It's unclear if he will have many further opportunities to permanently unseat Craig Smith at one of the wing spots on the top line, as Bourque hasn't shown much scoring prowess this season. He's managed only 13 points in 63 games.

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 3 months ago

Bourque failed to crack the scoresheet Monday against the Coyotes, bringing his current pointless streak to 11 games.

Given the roster upgrades the Predators made this season, Bourque has been relegated to a fourth-line role most nights. As a result, his ice time has dropped to a career-low 11:45 per game, a decline of roughly four minutes from two seasons ago. Bourque will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, and it would not surprise us if the Preds decided to part ways with the 24-year-old winger. Either way, he should not be on your fantasy roster at this time.

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 3 months ago

Bourque recorded an assist - just his ninth point of the season - in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks.After posting a career-high 26 points in 2013-14, Bourque will be lucky to hit the 20-point mark this season. Given his fourth-line status, he does not figure to make much of a fantasy impact anytime soon; his value remains limited to ultra-deep formats only.

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 4 months ago

Bourque nabbed an unassisted goal in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Penguins.

Bourque capitalized on a first-period Pittsburgh turnover to claim his third marker of the season. With only seven points and minimal hit and PIM totals across 36 games, Bourque isn't an attractive option in most fantasy formats.

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 5 months ago

Despite skating only nine minutes, Bourque scored a goal, dished out an assist and went plus-2 in Tuesday's win over the Blues.

With that, Bourque snaps a six-game scoreless slump in which he'd put just three shots on goal. But he still owns only two goals and five points on the year, so there's not much to be found here from a fantasy perspective, though he's at least hitting at a career-high rate (38 in 23 games).

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 5 months ago

Bourque was held off the scoresheet during Tuesday's loss to the Bruins.

Bourque sat out eight games as a healthy scratch during the second half of November, but has played in nine games since then, registering a goal and two assists during that span -- his first points of the season. He essentially has zero fantasy value outside of very deep leagues.

Gabriel Bourque LW NAS 6 months ago

Bourque picked up his first goal (an empty-netter) and his first assist of the year Tuesday in a 3-0 win over Colorado.

It's been an awful season so far for Bourque, who had gone 14 scoreless games to start the campaign, so it's nice to see him put something on the board, even if it wasn't necessarily in incredibly impressive fashion.