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Gorges (undisclosed) will play Saturday against the Avalanche, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

As expected, Gorges made it through the Sabres' morning skate without any setbacks, and will be plugged in on the blue line after a two-game absence. Tyson Strachan (lower body) will exit the lineup to clear the way for Gorges' return.

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Gorges (undisclosed) expects to return to the lineup Saturday against the Avalanche, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

Gorges missed the last two games due to the injury, but a three-day break in the Sabres' schedule looks like it will provide the defenseman with enough time to return to full health. His impending return would likely bump Andrej Meszaros out of the Buffalo lineup.

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Gorges (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against the Jets.

Gorges wasn't able to take part in the pregame warmup for the Sabres, forcing him to head to the press box for the second straight game. Nikita Zadorov will step in to take Gorges' spot on the top defensive pairing with Tyler Myers.

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Gorges (finger) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's tilt with the Jets.

Though Gorges was forced to sit out Monday's game after injuring his finger over the weekend, he's still traveling with the Sabres and doesn't appear to be in danger of a long absence. Coach Ted Nolan suggested that Gorges would take part in pregame warmups before the team renders a decision on his availability for Tuesday's game.

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Gorges suffered an undisclosed injury after blocking a shot in Saturday's game against the Panthers, the Olean Times Herald's Bill Hoppe reports. He will not play Monday against Ottawa.

Gorges will undergo further examination to determine the severity of the injury, the nature of which is still not known. For now, he is considered day-to-day.

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Gorges will play Tuesday against the Lightning.

The blueliner will resume his position on the team's third pairing, and should only be a fantasy option in the deepest of leagues.

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Gorges (knee) practiced with the team Monday, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.

The blueliner recorded an assist in 17 games before getting hurt, and will need to be activated off of IR before returning.

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Gorges (knee) will not play Saturday against the Canadiens.

Gorges is nearly ready to resume playing, but he remains on injured reserve for now, and will miss his sixth consecutive game Saturday.

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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.