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Gorges (knee) will not play Friday against the Canadiens and isn't likely to suit up in Saturday's rematch either, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

Gorges was on the ice as an extra for Friday's morning skate, and while he feels like he's ready to go, the Sabres' doctors aren't signing off on his return just yet. Unless the doctors change their tune Saturday morning, it's looking likely that Gorges won't be activated until prior to next Tuesday's game against the Lightning.

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Gorges (knee) could be available for either of the Sabres' two games over the weekend.

Gorges participated fully in Thursday's practice and indicated afterward that his knee feels better with each passing day. However, the Sabres want to ensure they don't throw in back in the lineup at less than 100 percent, so Gorges will be evaluated after Friday's morning skate before the team determines whether or not he'll play later that evening against his former team, the Canadiens.

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Gorges (knee) participated with the team at Tuesday's practice.

Gorges was limited to working out on his own on the ice during Monday's session, but his involvement in multiple drills with his teammates indicates a return might not be far off. The blueliner is aiming to return over the weekend for one or both of the Sabres' back-to-back matchups with the Habs, his former team.

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Gorges was on the ice during the team's practice MondayBille Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

The report doesn't necessarily indicate that he was practicing with the team, but it does say that he was on the ice during the team's practice. He was placed on injured reserve Nov. 18, and was expected to miss multiple weeks because of the knee injury. However, his presence at practice suggests that his timetable has been reduced. The blueliner's status will likely be updated at some point if the timetable has indeed changed.

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Gorges (knee) was moved to injured reserve Tuesday.

Gorges was ruled out for multiple weeks after suffering a knee injury last Tuesday, so moving him to IR will allow the Sabres to open up a roster spot for another player. The blueliner had one point and a minus-8 rating over 17 games.

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Gorges is dealing with a knee injury and it will cost him multiple weeks, Mike Harrington of Buffalo News reports.

Gorges has produced just one point through 17 games this season, also posting a minus-8 rating. Part of that is a product of the team he plays for in Buffalo, but regardless, he doesn't serve much fantasy value in most leagues.

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Coach Ted Nolan said he had no update on Gorges' (lower body) condition after Friday's practice, suggesting the blueliner will miss his second straight game, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Gorges was set to undergo further evaluation Friday, so the team could have an update on the exact nature of his injury and a potential return timetable after Saturday's contest. The early indications after Gorges left Tuesday's game were that the injury was more than a day-to-day concern, but the extent of the damage should become more apparent soon.

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Gorges (lower body) will not play Thursday against the Wild, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

Gorges didn't practice Wednesday and looks like he could be in line for a long-term absence, after coach Ted Nolan didn't seem to express much optimism about the blueliner's condition when a lower-body injury forced him out of action Tuesday night. The Sabres should have a better estimate for a return timetable on Gorges once he's evaluated after the team returns to Buffalo on Friday.

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Gorges left Tuesday night's game with an apparent lower body injury and is expected to miss some time.

Head coach Ted Nolan says the injury is "not good," but who knows what that means. Regardless, the Sabres' most reliable defenseman is expected to miss at least Thursday's game. No word on the specifics of the injury but for a team struggling to keep pucks out of the net, this could be a huge blow. On the flip side, this may lead to more appearances from Nikita Zadorov or a call-up from the minor leagues even though Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk have struggled.

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Gorges left the Sabres' Tuesday night game against the Blues in the second period and did not return for the third period after suffering an apparent shoulder injury,Mike Harrington of reports.

Gorges was hit behind the Buffalo net late in the second period, and did not return to the team's bench for the third period. The team should update Gorges' status in the coming days.