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Erik Gudbranson | Defenseman | #44

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (3) / FLA
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 11 - 3:47 PM

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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.
Nov 27 - 8:23 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.
Nov 24 - 11:38 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.
Nov 22 - 9:12 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.
Oct 22 - 4:33 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.
Oct 22 - 10:13 AM

Erik Gudbranson will serve a one-game suspension for boarding Boston's Frank Vatrano.

That will keep Gudbranson out of Friday's game, but he'll be eligible to return on Sunday. It probably helped Gudbranson's case that he hadn't previously been fined or suspended and thus was not a repeat offender.
Oct 20 - 3:09 PM

Erik Gudbranson will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for boarding Boston's Frank Vatrano on Thursday.

The hearing will take place on Friday. Vatrano had his back to Gudbranson when the Canucks defender sent him into the boards. Don't be surprised if Gudbranson is suspended for a game or two.
Oct 20 - 12:06 AM

According to the Miami Herald, Gudbranson was nearly dealt back to the Florida Panthers on Sunday but Jason Demers nixed the trade.

Demers, who has a modified no-trade clause, was eventually dealt to Arizona later in the day. Gudbranson played for the Panthers for five seasons before moving to Vancouver last season. He has little to no fantasy value.
Sep 17 - 7:33 PM

Erik Gudbranson has agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract for the 2017-18 campaign.

Gudbranson would have become a restricted free agent this summer. He was limited to 30 games this season because he suffered a torn ligament in his wrist that resulted in surgery. If he bounces back next season then he'll likely be in line for a big contract.
Jun 15 - 5:24 PM

Erik Gudbranson (wrist) skated on Tuesday.

He was skating early in the morning and got back on the ice at the end of the session. Gudbranson doesn't have a timetable for his return. He hasn't played since Dec. 13 after he had wrist surgery.
Mar 28 - 2:48 PM

Erik Gudbranson will undergo wrist surgery to repair a torn ligament, and will be lost to the Vancouver Canucks for an unknown amount of time.

The Canucks said they'll have a timeline for his return following his surgery. "Erik suffered ligament damage to his wrist this season that has affected his wrist function," GM Jim Benning said. "Continued treatment and rehabilitation have not improved his condition and Erik and our Canucks medical team believe that surgery offers the best long-term outcome and are confident in a full recovery." Gudbranson has posted a goal and six points with 18 PIMs, 44 blocks, and 66 hits.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 02:26:00 PM

The Canucks announced that Erik Gudbranson will be sidelined with a wrist injury.

All the same, the young veteran is not expected to miss much time so consider him day to day for now.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:38:00 PM

Erik Gudbranson will be day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

The soon-to-be 25-year-old defender has posted a goal and six points with 18 PIMs, 44 blocks, and 66 hits.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:18:00 PM

Former Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson will be returning to Florida for the first time since being acquired by the Canucks.

"I'm excited. It's going to be fun," Gudbranson said. "It's going to be really weird for sure. But it's going to be fun. I made a lot of friends there. I spent five good years there and went through some serious low times and some really good up times so I'm excited to be back." He played 309 games with the Panthers over five seasons.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 10:52:00 AM

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