Programmatically capture Verbose Output in a PowerShell variable

I was playing around with the cmdlets in the DFSR-module the other day and realized that none of them could (as far as I could tell) give me a reliable count on the number of items in the DFSR Backlog. My plan was to initiate a replication of two folders and then have a script monitor the backlog to generate status messages to keep me informed of the progress. I searched for a way to accomplish this by looking at the commands in the DFSR module that have the verb Get