Gabriel Bourque
W COL
2 weeks ago

Bourque (upper body) failed to record a point and posted a minus-1 rating in his return to the lineup for Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

The former Nashville Predator had missed each of the team's past two games prior to Saturday and slotted into the fourth line for Rocco Grimaldi. Expect Bourque to continue in this role as the season progresses, as he's more of an energy player and won't provide consistent offensive production.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
3 weeks ago

Bourque (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

It's a rather ominous sign that Bourque's already been placed on IR after leaving Friday evening's game against the Golden Knights. However, the silver lining is that he probably wasn't highly owned in the fantasy realm to begin with. The veteran has been limited to eight NHL games since the start of the 2016-17 campaign with Colorado.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
3 weeks ago

Bourque (upper body) has been ruled out of the remainder of Friday's game against Vegas, Marc Moser of Altitude Sports 950 reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's an unfortunate turn of events for the veteran forward, as he was just recalled from the minors Tuesday, and was playing in his second game of the year Friday. The severity of Bourque's ailment remains unknown, but the Avalanche should release an update on his status ahead of Saturday's game against the Blackhawks.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
4 weeks ago

Bourque was recalled from AHL San Antonio on Sunday, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Colorado dealing with forward injuries from Tyson Jost (lower body) and J.T. Compher (finger), Bourque will likely serve as a depth forward in the time being. The 27-year-old spent the majority of last season in AHL San Antonio, but has shown previously with Colorado and Nashville he can handle a fourth line role.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
2 months ago

Bourque was waived by Colorado on Monday, Rick Ralph of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former Predator showed promise when he entered the NHL, scoring 18 goals in 77 games over his first two seasons, but hasn't produced much in the four campaigns since. Bourque spent most of 2016-17 in the AHL and looks set to do the same this season if he goes unclaimed.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
4 months ago

Bourque agreed to terms with the Avalanche on a one-year contract extension Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran was sent to the AHL for 61 games last season, notching 10 goals and 23 assists in the process. While those are decent numbers -- the fact that he toiled in the minors during a season in which the Avalanche experienced a franchise-worst minus-112 goal differential -- it's tough to suddenly get excited about Bourque in any fantasy setting.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
12 months ago

Bourque was returned to AHL San Antonio on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Bourque saw 13:21 of ice time in his one-game stint with the team in which he dished out three hits and one shot on goal. The 26-year-old has five points in 11 outings in the minors this year and will likely continue bouncing between leagues throughout the season.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
12 months ago

The Avalanche recalled Bourque from AHL San Antonio on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bourque will supply the Avalanche with depth up front, but won't be a useful fantasy option, as he's failed to tally a single point while averaging just 10:46 of ice time in five games with Colorado this season. If the 26-year-old winger is able to crack the lineup during his stay with the Avalanche, he'll likely slot into a bottom-six role, and get additional ice time on one of the team's penalty-killing units.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
1 year ago

Bourque was reassigned to AHL San Antonio on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old hasn't seen much ice time, averaging 10:46 per game, however, he hasn't done much with the opportunities given, only putting up three shots on goal in five games. He will likely be the first forward called up if someone gets injured.

Gabriel Bourque
W COL
1 year ago

Bourque turned his tryout into a one-year deal with the Avalanche on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

After securing his new deal, Bourque was placed on waivers in order to create roster flexibility, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports. Assuming he is unclaimed of waivers, the winger could still be on the Avs' Opening Night roster, but can then be moved between the majors and minors when necessary throughout the season.