Josh Gorges
D BUF
1 week ago

Gorges will be in the lineup versus the Canadiens on Saturday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a long time coming for Gorges due to a lower-body injury that shelved him for nine straight contests. He'll reportedly sub in for Victor Antipin in the upcoming game, adding a physical, shot-blocking presence in front of designated goalie starter Chad Johnson.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
1 week ago

Gorges (lower body) has been cleared to play, but he won't be in the lineup for Friday's game against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

Gorges was a healthy scratch for the Sabres' first three games of the campaign, so it's not exactly surprising to see head coach Phil Housley rolling with alternative options at defense Friday. The 33-year-old blueliner's next opportunity to return to the lineup will come Saturday against Montreal.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
1 week ago

Gorges (lower body) took part in Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Gorges also practiced on Tuesday, and after missing the past eight games, seems set to return Friday against Florida. The veteran defender sat out the first three games of the season as a healthy scratch before drawing into the lineup and impressed the coaching staff during a four-game stretch before getting hurt. Injuries are not new to Gorges, who's only played a full 82-game schedule just once in his career, but his presence should help stabilize a young defensive corps that's been ravaged by injury. His very limited offense leaves him with very little fantasy value except for leagues that count hits and blocked shots.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
2 weeks ago

Gorges (lower body) took part in morning skate and could be ready for Friday's game against the Panthers, but has effectively been ruled out for Tuesday's contest against the Capitals, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gorges will thus miss his eighth game in a row as a result of the ailment but appears close to a return now. The Sabres could really use his help too, as the team is currently down to its 11th defenseman and has been struggling mightily of late.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
2 weeks ago

Gorges (lower body) is close to returning according to coach Phil Housley.

EDGE Analysis

Gorges has been on injured reserve due to his injury, but it seems like he will be back on the ice sooner rather than later. The soonest he could return is Tuesday against the Capitals.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

A no-frills blueliner with a limited offensive skill set, Gorges will be eligible to return next Wednesday versus host Columbus. His placement on IR has allowed the Sabres to recall Zach Redmond from AHL Rochester.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
1 month ago

Gorges (lower body) won't play Friday against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Gorges' absence won't impact many fantasy lineups, as the veteran blueliner only totaled six points in 66 games last season, and lacks the offensive upside to be considered a viable option in nearly all season-long formats. He'll hope to return to action Saturday against the Bruins.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
1 month ago

Gorges (undisclosed) missed morning skate Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Having missed the a.m. skate for two consecutive days, Gorges' availability for Friday's home tilt against the Canucks appears muddy at best. However, we still recommend waiting for an official determination from the Sabres. The B.C. native is primarily an own-zone contributor who's collected nine blocked shots through four games.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
1 month ago

Gorges did not skate Thursday morning and he's considered day-to-day with an undisclosed ailment.

EDGE Analysis

Gorges didn't miss a shift against Vegas, so it's unclear what's ailing the veteran defenseman. After sitting out the first three games as a healthy scratch, Gorges has clawed his way back into the lineup and despite his poor mobility has find a niche as a third-pairing defenseman who can still be effective on the penalty kill. He is questionable for Friday's game against Vancouver and Victor Antipin will likely draw into the lineup if Gorges misses time.

Josh Gorges
D BUF
1 month ago

Gorges played 15:06 and blocked five shots in his first appearance this season Thursday against San Jose.

EDGE Analysis

Gorges sat out the first three games of the season as a healthy scratch before head coach Phil Housley was forced to make lineup changes in an effort to jump start a Sabres squad still in search of their first win. Housley's emphasis on speed relegated Gorges to the press box, but Gorges showed he can still contribute, and tied Jake McCabe with the most ice time on the penalty kill. At 33 years old, and with a very limited skill set, Gorges is a good soldier but nothing more than a third-pairing defenseman at best. He might have to fight all season long to draw into the lineup. Gorges has little to no fantasy value at the moment.