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Erik Gudbranson | Defenseman | #44

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 216
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (3) / FLA
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Gudbranson will be back in the lineup Thursday night in Florida's playoff opener after he missed the final three games of the regular season.
He had an upper-body injury and a foot issue. "He's a big, physical guy who plays a shutdown role for us," coach Gerard Gallant said. "He plays against the top players on the other team, blocks a lot of shots, kills a lot of penalties, does a real good job for us. Guddy has taken a big step for our team this year. He's very confident, moves the puck real well and is a big part of our blueline." He is excited to be back in the playoffs again after he played back in 2012. Apr 14 - 5:38 PM

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Erik Gudbranson appears to be ready to return from an upper-body injury and a foot issue.

He was back on the ice Monday for practice and GM Dale Tallon said "it looks like Erik will be ready to go." Gudbranson missed the last two games of the season and he was seen wearing a walking boot on Saturday.
Apr 12 - 8:11 AM

Coach Gerard Gallant said that Erik Gudbranson is "doing real well."

He was sent home Tuesday because of a foot issue and concussion symptoms, but that mostly done as a precaution. Still, Gudbranson isn't expected to play in Saturday's regular-season finale.
Apr 8 - 8:33 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) was sent back to Florida for precautionary reasons, per Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.

Gudbranson absorbed a high hit on Monday and while he's feeling good, he did deal with a concussion earlier this season. Florida's focus is on the playoffs right now so in the short-term they're likely to be extra cautious with their players when it comes to potential injuries.
Apr 7 - 2:30 PM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) won't play on Tuesday night.

He took a high hit from Toronto's Colin Greening on Monday, so he is going back to Florida. Gudbranson had a concussion earlier this season, so the Panthers are being cautious with him. Consider him day-to-day.
Apr 5 - 1:06 PM

Erik Gudbranson is back in the Panthers' lineup on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old has been out for seven games because of a foot injury, but he's finally able to make his return. Gudbranson brings more toughness to Florida's blue line. He has two goals, nine points and 47 penalty minutes in 61 games this season.
Mar 31 - 7:36 PM

Erik Gudbranson (foot) may return to the lineup on Tuesday against Toronto.

His status will be determined after the morning skate, but he took part in a full session on Monday. Gudbranson has sat out the last six contests.
Mar 29 - 10:38 AM

Erik Gudbranson (foot) has been skating at the Panthers' practice facility.

The injury has kept him out of the lineup for six games. The 24-year-old could make his return on Tuesday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Florida. The 24-year-old has two goals and nine points in 61 games this season.
Mar 27 - 10:35 AM

Erik Gudbranson won't travel on Florida's upcoming three-game road trip.

Gudbranson has been dealing with a foot injury and head coach Gerard Gallant confirmed he won't be playing in New York, Boston or Tampa Bay.
Mar 20 - 10:34 AM

Erik Gudbranson will not play Saturday night against Detroit.

He is still dealing with a sore foot. Consider Gudbranson day-to-day.
Mar 19 - 9:18 AM

Erik Gudbranson (lower body) will not play on Thursday night against Toronto.

He missed Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury, which he sustained in a blocked shot. Gudbranson is considered to be day-to-day.
Mar 17 - 8:11 AM

Erik Gudbranson will miss Tuesday's match Montreal due to a lower body injury, he is considered day to day.

Gudbranson has posted nine points with 47 PIMs, 70 blocks, and 141 hits through 61 games this season. He's a nice producer of tough guy stats, so bear him in mind once he returns.
Mar 15 - 7:20 PM

Erik Gudbranson will probably be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

He is going to try to take part in the warmups, but he was hurt when he blocked a shot Monday against the New York Islanders. Gudbranson was seen limping noticeably after the contest.
Mar 15 - 5:37 PM

Erik Gudbranson scored his second goal of 2015-16 in a 3-2 loss to Colorado.

He was set up by Aleksander Barkov and Jaromir Jagr, who earned his 1,850th career point to tie the hockey legend Gordie Howe for third place on the NHL's all-time list. Gudbranson has seven points this season and 41 for his career in 301 games.
Mar 4 - 9:03 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) is no longer on the injured reserve list.

That sets the stage for Gudbranson to return on Thursday as expected. Gudbranson was out for eight consecutive games. He has a goal and six points in 51 contests this season.
Feb 25 - 12:32 PM

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