IRMarian Gaborik
RW OTT
2 months ago

Gaborik (back) could be placed on long-term injured reserve to open the 2018-19 season, Sporting News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran winger went under the knife in April to repair a herniated disc in his back. There hasn't been any new information on Gaborik since the operation, but that's actually an ominous sign as it implies that he's still rehabbing the injury and not making any obvious strides in his recovery. Placing the 37-year-old on LTIR would be a prudent move for the Senators considering it would free up salary-cap space against the upper limit, but it would further squash what little fantasy value Gaborik even has left.

IRMarian Gaborik
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6 months ago

Gaborik went under the knife Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his back.

EDGE Analysis

Gaborik is expected to resume training in eight weeks in order to start preparing for the 2018-19 campaign. The 35-year-old is unlikely to look back on this season fondly, as he registered 21 points while playing in a mere 46 games split between Ottawa and Los Angeles. The veteran has three more years remaining on his deal, which will pay him $4.875 million through the 2020-21 campaign -- assuming he doesn't retire before then.

IRMarian Gaborik
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6 months ago

Gaborik is having his back examined by a specialist in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gaborik has already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, but now the culprit behind his absence has been revealed. The veteran winger closed out a disappointing 2017-18 season mustering just 46 games played due to various issues, but he did manage to rack up 21 points -- 11 goals and 10 assists -- between the Kings and the Senators when on the ice. Gaborik remains under contract with the team through 2020-2021, so he should retake his spot as a top-six forward with the Senators next season assuming everything checks out with his back.

IRMarian Gaborik
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6 months ago

Gaborik (undisclosed) won't travel with the Senators for a three-game road trip, effectively putting an end to his 2017-17 campaign, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran winger finishes with 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) over 46 games between the Kings and Senators. Gaborik has a hefty cap hit of $4.9 million and is signed through the 2020-21 season, so it'll be interesting to see how Ottawa handles his workload. He only averaged 13:19 of ice time this year, so a bottom-six role is a given unless the Senators make drastic changes among the forward group in the offseason.

IRMarian Gaborik
RW OTT
7 months ago

Gaborik is week-to-week with his undisclosed issue, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a bit peculiar that Gaborik has a week-to-week designation given that there are only six games left for the Senators, but it still seems like there's an outside chance the veteran could return by the regular-season finale against the Bruins. The Czech has produced 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) between the Kings and Senators through 46 games this year.

IRMarian Gaborik
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7 months ago

Gaborik (undisclosed) isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against the Islanders, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gaborik will almost certainly miss a third consecutive game Tuesday, and the Senators have yet to release any details regarding a potential timetable for his return to the lineup. The veteran winger will likely need to log at least one full practice with his teammates before returning to game action, so Ottawa should release an update on his status once that occurs.

IRMarian Gaborik
RW OTT
7 months ago

Gaborik won't play Monday against Carolina due to an undisclosed injury, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Senators will hope to have Gaborik back in their lineup as soon as possible, as he's been on a roll recently, notching three goals and five points in his last five games. The veteran forward won't have to wait long for his next opportunity to return to game action, as Ottawa will be right back at it Tuesday night against the Islanders.

IRMarian Gaborik
RW OTT
7 months ago

Gaborik (undisclosed) will not dress for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since Gaborik is unavailable Saturday, the Senators will roll with seven defensemen with Erik Karlsson (personal) returning from a two-game absence. The veteran winger's next opportunity to rejoin the lineup arrives Monday when the team travels for the second game of the home-and-home series at Carolina.

IRMarian Gaborik
RW OTT
7 months ago

Gaborik is considered questionable for Saturday's contest against the Hurricanes, Brent Wallace of TSN.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gaborik's issue comes at an unfortunate time, as the veteran winger has been point binge recently, racking up five points in the last five contests. The team should update his status again Saturday, but the Senators could be forced to summon reinforcements from the AHL if he's ultimately unable to go.

IRMarian Gaborik
RW OTT
7 months ago

Gaborik scored a goal and added an assist -- both on the power play -- during Tuesday's 7-4 win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran collected two points in his Ottawa debut Feb. 15, and then went 10 consecutive games without marking the scoresheet before Tuesday's multi-point outing. Gaborik is receiving consistent power-play time, but he's been skating in a depth assignment at even strength. Considering his declined production over the past few seasons and his current role, there aren't many fantasy settings where he should be viewed as a serviceable option.