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26 Josh Gorges D
Height/Weight: 6-1/203 | Birthdate: 8/14/1984 | Birthplace: Kelowna, B.C., Canada | Team: Montreal Canadiens | College: None | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,900,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 156.00
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4/9/2014

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Josh Gorges

Canadiens' Gorges Collects Assist In Return

News: Josh Gorges (hand) registered an assist and a minus-1 rating in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Chicago.
Analysis: Most importantly, the veteran defenseman registered nearly 22 minutes of ice time in his first game in over a month. While Josh Gorges isn't exactly winning any leagues for fantasy owners or setting any new career-highs, he will certainly be an important part of Montreal's playoff run.

4/8/2014

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Habs' Gorges To Play Wednesday

News: Josh Gorges (hand) will return to the lineup Wednesday night against Chicago, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Analysis: Josh Gorges missed a little more than a month because of a broken bone in his hand.

4/7/2014

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Montreal's Gorges Practices Monday

News: Josh Gorges (hand) practiced Monday and should be ready to play Wednesday night in Chicago, pending final medical clearance Tuesday, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Josh Gorges has been out of the lineup since Mar. 6 with a broken bone in his finger. With three games left in the regular season, Gorges can use this time to prepare for the postseason.

4/4/2014

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Habs' Gorges Likely Back Next Week

News: Josh Gorges (hand) will return next week, TVA's Renaud Lavoie reports.
Analysis: No date was specified, but the Habs have games on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday next week, with the last of those being the regular-season finale. Josh Gorges was previously said to be targeting the Wednesday game, and that's likely still the case.

4/1/2014

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Josh Gorges

Habs' Gorges Skates Monday

News: Josh Gorges (hand) skated with the team's strength and conditioning coach Monday, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Analysis: Josh Gorges still has some swelling and is sore near his incision, but he's hoping to get back on the ice for the final week of the regular season.

3/31/2014

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Josh Gorges

Canadiens' Gorges Targets Chicago Game

News: Josh Gorges is targeting a return from his hand injury April 9, when the Canadiens play the Blackhawks in Chicago, Hockey Inside Out reports. He has missed nearly a month because of a broken hand.
Analysis: If Josh Gorges returns by the targeted date, that will give him three regular-season games to prepare for the playoffs.

3/10/2014

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Josh Gorges

Habs' Gorges Expected To Miss Four Weeks

News: Josh Gorges underwent surgery on his fractured left hand Monday and is expected to miss four weeks.
Analysis: Josh Gorges' projected timetable would seem to run up with the end of the regular season, effectively making him an afterthought in any annual fantasy league. The Canadiens should have their most proficient shot blocker close to full health by the time the playoffs commence.

3/7/2014

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Josh Gorges

Canadiens' Gorges Has Broken Hand

News: Josh Gorges has a broken bone in his right hand, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Josh Gorges suffered the injury last Saturday and played through it the last two games, but couldn't go on any longer. He may be shut down for a bit, but the Canadiens have not offered an estimated downtime. Mike Weaver filled in for him in Thursday's loss to the Coyotes.

3/6/2014

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Habs' Gorges Hurts Hand

News: Josh Gorges is slated to be evaluated for a hand injury.
Analysis: The report adds that Josh Gorges -- who saw 21:28 worth of ice time Wednesday against the Ducks -- is returning to Montreal on Thursday to get his injury checked out, so he'll miss at least one game, with the Habs playing the Coyotes on the road Thursday evening.

2/17/2014

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Habs' Gorges Not Having Much Fantasy Impact

News: Josh Gorges has one goal and 10 assists in 58 games so far this season.
Analysis: Josh Gorges was scoreless in the six games leading into the Olympic break, and hasn't added much offensively all season. He's much more valuable to the Canadiens at this point than he is in most fantasy leagues.

1/17/2014

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Josh Gorges

Rare Multi-Point Night For Habs' Gorges

News: Josh Gorges picked up two assists -- one of them shorthanded -- in Thursday's overtime win in Ottawa.
Analysis: He had secondary helpers on Tomas Plekanec's early shortie as well as Plekanec's late game-tying goal. That's three points in the last two games for Josh Gorges, who isn't much known for his offense -- he previously hadn't recorded a point since Dec. 5.

12/29/2013

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Josh Gorges

Montreal's Gorges Returns

News: Josh Gorges returned to the lineup Saturday night after missing one game because of a lower-body injury. He skated 28 shifts for 19:18 of time on ice in a 2-1 shootout victory over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Josh Gorges had three hits and three blocked shots in the win.

12/28/2013

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Josh Gorges

Montreal's Gorges To Play Saturday

News: Josh Gorges (lower body) will return to the lineup Saturday after missing one game, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Josh Gorges, who was a last-minute scratch against the Predators last Saturday, skated at full speed with teammates Friday and is ready to suit up against the Lightning.

12/21/2013

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Josh Gorges

Habs' Gorges Out With Lower-Body Injury

News: Josh Gorges will miss Saturday's game against the Predators with a lower-body injury, Ren Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: With just seven points in 37 games this season, Josh Gorges' absence probably won't go noticed in most leagues outside of those that reward hits and blocks. After Saturday's game, the Canadiens won't play again until exactly a week later, giving Gorges a decent amount of time to recover from the injury.

11/23/2013

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Habs' Gorges Has Two Assists

News: Josh Gorges has two assists in Friday night's win over Washington. The points were his first in 13 games.
Analysis: We don't employ Josh Gorges on our fantasy teams for points; he's a top-tier shot blocker. He blocked two more Friday night and leads Montreal with 59 for the season. That's good for fourth in the NHL.

10/13/2013

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Josh Gorges

Montreal's Gorges Scores Rare Goal

News: Josh Gorges scored a goal and blocked six shots in 22:28 of ice time Saturday night in Montreal's win over Vancouver. It was just Gorges' 14th goal in 499 NHL games, so we know by now not to expect much offense from him.
Analysis: Since missing most of the third period against Calgary because of a lower-body injury, Josh Gorges has played over 22 minutes in each of the last two games. If your league rewards blocked shots, you want Gorges on the ice for as much time as possible. He has 15 blocked shots this season, tied for fourth in the NHL.

10/11/2013

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Josh Gorges

Montreal's Gorges Responds To Treatment

News: Josh Gorges (lower body) responded well to treatment and was in the lineup Thursday night. He skated 22:43 and had three blocked shots and two hits in a win over the Oilers.
Analysis: Josh Gorges was limited to one shift in the third period of Wednesday night's loss to Calgary and had appeared headed for a night off Thursday. He tested out the injury during the pre-game warm-up and declared himself ready to go.

10/10/2013

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Josh Gorges

Canadiens' Gorges Not 100 Percent

News: Josh Gorges was not playing at 100 percent in Wednesday night's loss to Calgary, according to Montreal head coach Michel Therrien, the Montreal Gazette reports.
Analysis: Josh Gorges played just 20 seconds in the third period and should be considered day-to-day entering Thursday's game in Edmonton. If he's not activated Thursday, Nathan Beaulieu will start in Gorges' place.

1/25/2013

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Josh Gorges

Montreal's Gorges Finds Net

News: Josh Gorges scored a goal in Thursday night's win over Washington.
Analysis: Josh Gorges is not known for his offense, entering the season with 11 career goals in seven NHL seasons.

1/23/2013

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Josh Gorges

Montreal's Gorges Has Five Blocks

News: Josh Gorges blocked five shots in Montreal's win over Florida on Tuesday.
Analysis: Blocking shots is Josh Gorges' forte and he has seven through the first two games of the season.

3/17/2012

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Josh Gorges

Gorges Number One Star In Habs' Loss

News: Josh Gorges was named the number one star following a 10-block/six-hit performance Friday night in Montreal's loss to Ottawa. He played a total of 26:39, including 11:20 on the penalty kill.
Analysis: That's a man's night from Josh Gorges, who earlier this week recorded his league-leading 200th block of the season. For his career, Gorges averages just under two blocks per game.

1/5/2012

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Josh Gorges

Montreal Pays Gorges, Who Pays Back

News: Josh Gorges scored a goal in Montreal's win over Winnipeg on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Habs aren't paying him for his offensive production, but the goal came in his first game since signing a six-year extension to stay in Montreal.

1/1/2012

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Josh Gorges

Habs' Gorges Gets Six-Year Extension

News: Josh Gorges has agreed to a six-year extension with the Habs, Jeff Marek of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Analysis: He's better in the defensive end blocking shots and limiting the impact of opposing forwards than he is at contributing on the scoresheet. Josh Gorges has just 10 points (1 G, 9 A) and a plus-6 rating in 39 games for the Habs this season. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.

11/10/2011

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Josh Gorges

First Goal Of Season For Habs' Gorges Is OT Winner

News: Josh Gorges, who hadn't scored a goal since Oct. 15, 2010, netted the overtime winner Thursday against Phoenix.
Analysis: Josh Gorges has been a bit more active on the offensive end this year, as he's never averaged a shot per game in his career, but he's put 16 on goal in 15 games this season. It's led to good results, as he's got seven points and a plus-7 rating through 15 games -- respectable numbers from the blue line.

10/27/2011

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Josh Gorges

Habs' Gorges Chips In

News: Josh Gorges had two assists and was plus-3 in Montreal's win over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Analysis: Josh Gorges has worn some goat horns a couple of times during Montreal's unimpressive start to the season, but overall he's a capable defenseman for the Habs. He has five assists and is plus-4 through the first nine games.