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Josh Gorges | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
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Josh Gorges is quietly having a solid season.
Gorges has seen significant improvements this season in terms of Corsi. He also has a minus-two rating, which is a big change from his 2014-15 campaign when he was minus-28 in 46 contests. "I feel good coming off all the different situations last year, taking the summer to come in with a fresh mindset," Gorges said. "I feel healthy and that’s a good thing. Being around these guys with their energy and excitement has been a lot of fun so far. We’ve got a long ways to go but it’s been fun." It's all good news for Buffalo, but it doesn't change much for standard league fantasy owners. Gorges just doesn't do enough offensively to be relevant in those circles. Nov 21 - 10:26 AM

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Josh Gorges will not be punished by the NHL for his hit on Flyers' Matt Read Friday night.

There was some thought that the NHL might suspend or fine Gorges, but that is not the case. If for some reason Gorges is on your fantasy roster, you do not have to replace him at this time.
Oct 31 - 11:05 AM

Josh Gorges could be facing NHL discipline after boarding the Flyers' Matt Read with only 43 seconds left in Friday's contest.

He earned a major penalty for the infraction and the NHL will likely review the hit. Stay tuned.
Oct 31 - 9:44 AM

Josh Gorges has completely recovered from his lower-body injury.

Gorges will play in Buffalo's season opener on Thursday as a result. Look for him to be paired up with Mark Pysyk.
Oct 8 - 12:42 PM

Josh Gorges (lower body) is still listed on injured reserve on Buffalo's website, but he could be available to play Thursday night.

He participated fully in Wednesday's practice and it looks like he will play in Buffalo's opener against Ottawa.
Oct 7 - 2:50 PM

Josh Gorges has a lower-body injury that may sideline him for the start of the regular season.

His status is listed as week-to-week. Gorges records plenty of blocked shots, but he doesn't have any fantasy value beyond that.
Sep 28 - 2:45 PM

Josh Gorges is fully recovered from the microfracture surgery he had on his knee last season.

He missed the last 27 games of the regular season due to the ailment. Gorges removed jumping and other activities that can impact his knee from his off-season routine, but he isn't facing restrictions that he hasn't imposed on himself. He earned just six assists and a minus-28 rating in 46 games with Buffalo last season.
Sep 9 - 12:27 PM

Josh Gorges (lower-body) will have season-ending surgery.

Head coach Ted Nolan confirmed the news on Sunday morning. Gorges' first season in Buffalo has been a nightmare. The 30-year-old has played in only 46 games and he has no goals and six assists in 2014-15. He was never known as a point-producer, but he has an ugly minus-28 rating. The club has officially placed Gorges on injured reserve.
Feb 22 - 12:31 PM

Josh Gorges' season may already be over.

"It’s leaning that way, but we’ll see in the next little bit here," Coach Nolan said on Friday afternoon. "He’s getting final information. He’ll make a final decision in probably 24 to 48 hours." Gorges has been out since Feb. 10th with a lower body injury, unsurprising given that he's once again among the league-leaders in blocked shots, 148 in 46 games. If true, this will be his first injury-shortened season since 2010-11 when he played just 36 games.
Source: John Vogl
Feb 20 - 10:53 PM

Josh Gorges (lower body) didn't travel with the Sabres for Tuesday's game at New Jersey.

It doesn't sound like he'll be ready to play Thursday in Philadelphia either. "Still no word," coach Ted Nolan said. "He's still getting evaluated, I guess. So we'll wait to hear back from that." There's a chance that it could be a season-ending injury.
Feb 18 - 10:13 AM

Josh Gorges missed Sunday's game with a lower-body injury.

He has missed the last two practices with "maintenance days," and the ailment was described as something that had been lingering. Gorges should be considered day-to-day.
Feb 16 - 8:43 AM

It doesn't look like Josh Gorges (undisclosed) will play in Sunday's game against Philadelphia.

Gorges didn't participate in Sunday's morning skate and it's entirely possible that he will miss an extended period of time because of the injury.
Feb 15 - 11:33 AM

Josh Gorges is questionable for Sunday's game against the Flyers.

Gorges didn't practice with the team on Saturday and it's unclear if this was just another maintenance day or if he will miss time. The 30-year-old has never been a point-producer, but his minus-28 rating suggest that he is also struggling defensively. Even if Gorges does play, he won't have any upside in standard fantasy leagues.
Feb 15 - 9:17 AM

Josh Gorges is troubled by Buffalo's 14-game losing streak.

"I'm trying to find answers on how I can be better and how I can help this team better," Gorges said. "When you go through a stretch like this, it's difficult. We're in the business of winning, and when you're not doing it you feel like you're not doing your job." His minus-27 rating ties him with teammate Rasmus Ristolainen for the worst in the league. Gorges leads the Sabres with 134 blocks in 41 games and he's chipped in six assists. He'll be making his return to Montreal on Tuesday night for the first time since being traded to Buffalo.
Feb 3 - 8:52 AM

Josh Gorges was tied for a team low minus-three in a 7-0 blowout loss to the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

Gorges is minus-25 so far this season in what has been a tough go for the Sabres. He has no goals and six assists through 36 games so far with Buffalo this year.
Jan 15 - 10:53 PM

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