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Erik Gudbranson | Defenseman

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 216
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Erik Gudbranson is doubtful for the season's finale on Saturday night against New Jersey.
Gudbranson left Thursday's match with an upper body injury, and hasn't practiced since. If the young defender has played his final game of the season, he'll end it with new career highs in goals (four), assists (nine), and points (13). Which pairs well with his 58 PIMs, 75 blocks, and 212 hits over 76 games this season. Apr 10 - 7:41 PM

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Erik Gudbranson will return to the Panthers' lineup on Saturday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

Gudbranson missed Saturday's tilt with the Maple Leafs as a healthy scratch. He'll add some much appreciated strength to the Panthers' blue line as he's thrown 186 hits, along with picking up 65 blocked shots, 54 PIMs, and 12 points through 69 games this season.
Mar 27 - 10:38 PM

Erik Gudbranson is a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against Toronto.

Gudbranson struggled in Florida's last game so he will watch tonight's action from the press box. Tomas Kopecky will also be scratched on Thursday. Al Montoya and Nick Bjugstad will both miss the game due to injury.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 26 - 7:46 PM

Erik Gudbranson (flu) returned to action on Saturday.

It was a nice return for Gudbranson who scored his fourth goal of the season and now has 11 points. He missed one game with the illness. Gudbranson has 52 penalty minutes in 61 games this season after accumulating 114 minutes in the sin bin last year.
Mar 8 - 11:02 AM

Erik Gudbranson (flu) will likely play on Saturday.

Gudbranson missed Thursday's contest due to the illness. He has 10 points and 50 penalty minutes in 61 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 7 - 10:42 AM

Erik Gudbranson will sit out Thursday's match against Dallas because of flu-like symptoms.

Consider him day-to-day. He has 10 points, 50 penalty minutes and 159 hits in 61 games this campaign.
Mar 5 - 5:43 PM

Erik Gudbranson didn't play the first 15 minutes of Thursday's game against Los Angeles because of an eye issue.

He got something in his eye and required medical attention to remove it. Gudbranson concluded the game with 15:53 of ice time. He recorded a plus-2 rating in Florida's 3-2 victory and he was credited with four hits.
Feb 6 - 11:02 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) returned to action on Friday.

Gudbranson had a huge game in his return as he had a rare assist and a plus-three rating in 25:12 minutes of action after missing three games with the injury. He has a goal and six points with 33 penalty minutes in 36 games as he is now a plus player at plus-two.
Jan 10 - 2:07 AM

Erik Gudbranson is not in Florida's lineup on Sunday.

The Panthers are in Washington to take on the Caps. The 22-year-old's upper body injury wasn't supposed to be serious, but it has forced him to miss two games. Tomas Fleischmann and Tomas Kopecky are also out due to injury.
Jan 4 - 3:04 PM

Erik Gudbranson's upper-body injury is not considered serious.

It kept him from playing against Buffalo Friday night and may in fact sideline him for Sunday's game against Washington. However, it seems the Panthers expect Gudbranson to be ready to go for next week's western road trip starting Thursday in Vancouver. Shane O'Brien will likely dress in place of Gudbranson against the Capitals if the young rearguard is not able to suit up.
Jan 3 - 10:40 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) will not play on Friday.

Shane O'Brien will take his place in the lineup and skate alongside Dylan Olsen. Gudbranson has five points and 33 penalty minutes in 35 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 2 - 6:38 PM

Erik Gudbranson recorded an assist in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win against San Jose.

His power-play helper on Nick Bjugstad's second goal of the game ended an eight-game pointless skid.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 08:47:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson kicked his season off with a bang, opening the scoring in Thursday night's game with Tampa Bay.

Derek McKenzie won the offensive draw and Dylan Olsen slid it over to Guddy who one-timed it through traffic and under Ben Bishops left armpit. Just how they draw it up on the whiteboard. He skated just under 14 minutes, including 2:41 on the kill.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 03:00:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have signed Erik Gudbranson to a two-year extension.

The financial terms of Gudbranson's agreement weren't immediately known. He had nine points and 114 penalty minutes in 65 games with the Panthers last season. "Erik is an important part of our young core of talented players who we are pleased to have signed," said Panthers GM Dale Tallon. "He is a big, strong and physical defenseman who is one of the building blocks for our team. We look forward to his continued development and his contributions to the South Florida community."
Thu, Jul 10, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson scored a goal for Canada in a 3-2 overtime loss to France on Friday at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

It was a go-ahead goal halfway through the third period that was set up by Colorado's Nathan McKinnon. Of course the French later tied the game and won it in overtime on goal by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in a shootout.
Source: IIHF.com
Sat, May 10, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Garrett Wilson
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Brad Boyes
3Jimmy Hayes
4Scottie Upshall
5Tomas Kopecky
6Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Willie Mitchell
5Steven Kampfer
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya