Boyd Gordon

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Boyd Gordon
Jan 13: Gordon was waived by the Flyers on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports. Gordon had been watching games from the press box far too often, and even when he made his way onto the ice, his ice-time average stood at a mere 8:11 through 13 games. He's primarily a penalty-killing specialist, so if he happens to get claimed, it's likely to be a team like Buffalo, Dallas, Arizona or even Chicago scooping him up, as those are the ones hurting the most while shorthanded.

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Dec 7: Gordon (upper body) was taken off injured reserve Wednesday. Gordon has been out of the lineup since late October, missing a total of 19 contests. Prior to getting hurt, the center had tallied a lone goal (on Opening Night) in eight games, so there's not much to see here from a fantasy perspective. The veteran is averaging a mere 8:31 of ice time per night and will likely continue to be utilized primarily as a penalty-killing specialist, which limits his scoring opportunities.

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Nov 5: Gordon (upper body) has been placed on long-term injured reserve to accommodate the return of Michael Del Zotto (lower body), starting with Saturday's road game against the Canadiens, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. This is a cap-saving measure for the Flyers, and not necessarily indicative of Gordon suffering any kind of setback. However, per league rules regarding LTIR, the faceoff specialist will not be able to play for the next 10 games or 24 days.

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Nov 3: Gordon (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. In a corresponding transaction, the Flyers activated winger Michael Raffl (abdomen) ahead of Thursday's contest against the Islanders. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare has been filling in for Gordon, though he's the inferior option in the faceoff circle.

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Nov 1: Gordon will miss at least one week with an upper-body injury. Gordon's absence will hurt the Flyers on the penalty kill and in the faceoff circle, as he's currently leading the team with a 52.4 percent win rate on draws. Nick Cousins had been beneath him on the depth chart and presumably will be the one to fill in for the ailing Gordon.

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Oct 27: Gordon will be a healthy scratch for Thursday night's home tilt against the Coyotes, Wayne Fish of the Courier Times reports. Based on line rushes at morning skate Thursday, it will be Pierre-Edouard Bellemare taking Gordon's spot on the fourth line. Given that those guys have combined for two points through seven games this season, it's safe to avoid them in most fantasy circles.

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Oct 24: Gordon played just 9:44 during Monday's loss to Montreal. Gordon has carved out a role as a penalty killer and faceoff specialist, and he's typically deployed as the fourth-line center. His role with Philadelphia doesn't present many opportunities to be a fantasy contributor, and Gordon has just 18 points over his past 138 games dating back to the 2014-15 season.

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Sep 24: Gordon was praised by Flyers coach Dave Hakstol for his defensive work at Saturday's practice, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Gordon reportedly will assume the role of penalty-killing specialist in his first season donning the Orange and Black. Philadelphia killed off only 80.5 percent of its penalties in 2015-16, so he'll try to make an impact in that area while taking some defensive pressure off top-line offensive producer Claude Giroux. As nice as this sounds for the Flyers, it likely won't cause a stir in fantasy land as Gordon, with his 12 years of NHL service time, has failed to hit the 30-point mark in a single season.

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