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Erik Gudbranson | Defenseman | #44

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (3) / FLA
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Gudbranson will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.
Vancouver has announced that Gudbranson has been removed from the active roster. He was initially injured on Nov. 22 and missed 12 games. Gudbranson was able to return after successful rehabilitation and treatment, but surgery has been determined to be in his best interest now. Mar 14 - 2:55 PM

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Erik Gudbranson has signed a three-year contract extension with Vancouver.

Gudbranson's new deal will have an average annual value of $4 million. "Erik is an important part of our team and provides a physical element to our blueline," said GM Jim Benning in a statement. "His leadership qualities help us as we continue to integrate younger players in our lineup. He is a quality person, a great teammate, outstanding in the community and we are excited to have him as part of our team moving forward." Gudbranson has four points, 99 hits and 64 blocks in 41 games this season.
Feb 20 - 1:01 PM

Erik Gudbranson is hoping to sign an extension with the Vancouver Canucks.

Gudbranson can become an unrestricted free agent this summer and there's a chance that the Canucks will chose to trade him before the deadline. If they believe that they can re-sign him though, then that might be the more desirable route. Given that Gudbranson is still just 26-years-old, he could be part of the Canucks' long-term solution. "I have a mindset that I want to be here and getting something done soon. It certainly has been on my mind the last month," Gudbranson said. "I think I deserve some security and I’d like a couple of years to be part of a group that’s growing."
Feb 20 - 6:51 AM

Erik Gudbranson (back) is set to return on Thursday.

Gudbranson last played on Jan. 14. He has a goal and three points in 32 contests this season.
Feb 1 - 5:46 PM

The Canucks have placed Erik Gudbranson on injured reserve due to a back injury.

Gudbranson has gone on the injured list and it looks like Bo Horvat has come off for a possible return. It is unclear how long Gudbranson will be out of action.
Jan 21 - 1:52 PM

Erik Gudbranson (back spasms) won't play in Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers.

The Canucks tweeted the news just over an hour before puck drop. Gudbranson is considered day-to-day at this point. He has one goal and two assists in 32 games this season.
Jan 20 - 9:08 PM

Erik Gudbranson will indeed play Tuesday night.

Gudbranson is ready to play for first time since Nov. 22 after recovering from an upper-body injury. Ben Hutton will head to the press box to make room for Gudbranson.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 02:30:00 PM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) appears to be ready to return to action.

The Canucks have sent Ashton Sautner back to the minors and according to CapFriendly, Gudbranson has been taken off injured reserve.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 03:50:00 PM

It appears that Erik Gudbranson is nearing a return from his upper-body injury that has cost him 11 games.

Gudbranson spoke to the media and mentioned that he is hoping to play tomorrow but nothing is confirmed yet. With zero points in 21 games this season, it's safe to say that Gudbranson will never live up to the hype that got him drafted third overall in 2010. However, the 25-year-old blueliner has developed into a steady rearguard at the back end but doesn't do anything that would warrant him being on any fantasy squads.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 03:43:00 PM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) is another week away from being ready to return, according to coach Travis Green.

Gudbranson hasn't played since Nov. 22 because of an upper-body injury. He doesn't have a point in 21 games this year, but he does have 29 penalty minutes.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) will be out for a couple of weeks according to coach Travis Green.

Gudbranson was injured on Wednesday and it looked to be his shoulder. The defenseman has 29 penalty minutes in 21 games with nary a point.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 08:23:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) is regarded as day-to-day, per Canucks GM Jim Benning.

Benning added that they'll know more about Gudbranson's status in the next couple of days, which suggests that he won't be available on Friday. Gudbranson was hurt during Wednesday's contest.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 11:38:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson suffered an upper-body injury in Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Canucks have already tweeted that he won't be returning to tonight's game. They'll likely provide an update on his status in the coming days. We'll consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 09:12:00 PM

Erik Gudbranson will be back in the lineup Sunday night.

He will play against Detroit after serving his one-game suspension for boarding Boston's Frank Vatrano. Alex Biega will be scratched to make room for Gudbranson's return.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 04:33:00 PM

Erik Gudbranson has served his one game suspension and is eligible to play Sunday against the Red Wings.

Gudbranson missed Friday's game as he was suspended for boarding Boston's Frank Vatrano on Thursday. Gudbranson has 22 penalty minutes with no points in six games this season. Don't expect much offensively from the former third overall pick in the 2010 Draft.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 10:13:00 AM

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C1Henrik Sedin
2Bo Horvat
3Nic Dowd
4Markus Granlund
5Brandon Sutter
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Loui Eriksson
3Sven Baertschi
4Jussi Jokinen
5Brendan Leipsic
6Brendan Gaunce
7Darren Archibald
RW1Brock Boeser
2Sam Gagner
3Jake Virtanen
4Derek Dorsett
D1Alexander Edler
2Chris Tanev
3Michael Del Zotto
4Ben Hutton
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
7Derrick Pouliot
8Erik Gudbranson
G1Jacob Markstrom
2Anders Nilsson