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Gorges (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

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.

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Gorges (lower body) will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.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.

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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.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.

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Gorges (lower body) did not travel with the team on their two-game road trip and will not play Tuesday against New Jersey.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.

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Gorges could be out "for a while," reports the Olean Times Hearld.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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Gorges (undisclosed) was not on the ice for practice Sunday.Gorges didn't practice Saturday either, likely indicating he will miss Sunday's game against the Flyers. However, an official decision on his status hasn't been made yet, but it should come at some point prior to the opening face-off.

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Gorges missed Saturday's morning skate for a maintenance day, reports the Olean Times Herald.Gorges didn't practice Thursday either for a maintenance day, which now makes him doubtful for Sunday's tilt against Philadelphia. The stay-at-home defenseman has been playing some tough minutes this year during a very frustrating season. The Sabres may elect to hold Gorges back for precautionary reasons with the arrival of Zach Bogosian, and head coach Ted Nolan indicated another play may get called up from AHL Rochester. There's a chance Gorges may be out for more than just Sunday's game. The Sabres' defense will be even more porous without Gorges, and will face the tough task of defending Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek.

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Gorges missed Thursday's practice and isn't a sure bet to play Sunday against the Flyers, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.Though coach Ted Nolan termed Gorges' absence as a "maintenance day," his unwillingness to commit to the blueliner's availability for the team's next game suggests a legitimate injury might be in play. The Sabres will see if Gorges is able to get back on the ice for practice either of the next two days before revisiting his status.

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The Sabres' struggles is taking a big toll on Gorges, reports The Buffalo News.

The Sabres are three losses away from tying the NHL record for consecutive games lost with 17 and Gorges has been the center of attention with a league-worst minus-27 rating. Though team captain Brian Gionta insists that it's not reflective of Gorges' play, it's certainly a stat that has been weight on Gorges. The veteran defenseman is making his first return to Montreal, who unexpectedly traded him to Buffalo. As much pressure as Gorges puts on himself as the club's on and off-ice leader, the team is still very young and raw. Gorges has six assists in 41 games this season and other than blocked shots has been a marginal fantasy player this year.

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Gorges spent an extra half hour discussing the team's play with head coach Ted Nolan after practice.

The Sabres' infirmary is quite crowded, but it wasn't excuses Gorges and Nolan shared with each other while the team is mired in a seven-game losing streak. As one of the team's veterans, Gorges was supposed to be a stabilizing presence for the team, but the team is once again headed to the lottery. Gorges has a minus-11 rating in his past seven games. He rarely puts up any points but even in leagues that count blocked shots his plus-minus rating is an eye sore.