Sabres' Josh Gorges is quickly forgetting about the past
AUG 17, 12:52p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Oct 2 / 10:26a ET
News: Gorges, who missed time at camp with a lower-body issue, went through a minor procedure for a "quick cleanup," reports the Olean Times Herald.
Impact: Gorges was injured in a preseason game against Ottawa, which sidelined him for more than a week. The rugged defender is coming off microfracture surgery in his knee, but it's unclear if his minor procedure was related. Gorges attended practice Friday but his status for Opening Night remains questionable, and he will sit out the Sabres' final preseason game against Columbus. It's possible that after years of playing tough minutes in Montreal, the 31-year-old Gorges is feeling the effects. Given his injury history and his lack of production, he's of very minimal value in fantasy leagues.
Rotowire: Sep 28 / 9:18a ET
News: Gorges is week-to-week with a lower-body injury.
Impact: It's unclear when or where Gorges suffered the injury, but it is worth noting that he is coming off microfracture surgery. His week-to-week status puts his Opening Night status in doubt, though the picture will certainly be clearer in the coming days. If Gorges is unable to go, expect Carlo Colaiacovo or Matt Donovan to step in.
Rotowire: Sep 8 / 3:41p ET
News: After getting microfracture surgery on his knee in February, Gorges will be healthy to begin the season, The Buffalo News reports.
Impact: The 31-year-old defenseman had to tweak his exercise routine this summer to reduce the impact on his knee, but Gorges should be ready to go once the puck drops in October. He had a season to forget for the last-place Sabres, scoring just six points in 46 games and finishing with an ugly minus-28 rating. Gorges' production should improve as the Sabres usher in a slew of top prospects and veterans, but don't expect his numbers to increase dramatically. He's a stay-at-home defenseman with very, very limited offensive ability. Even when healthy, he's probably not even worth a flier in the deepest of leagues.