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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 (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

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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.
Sat, May 10, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson will represent Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships in May.

In 66 games this season, he earned nine points and 114 penalty minutes for the Florida Panthers.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson scored for the third time this season in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Philadelphia.

He got Florida on the board early in the third period with a wrist shot from the point. He also had a minus-3 rating and four shots. Gudbranson has a goal and an assist in his last two games, but he's registered just nine points this year.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 08:04:00 AM

Florida GM Dale Tallon sees Erik Gudbranson as captain material.

Tallon told an Ottawa radio station recently that Gudbranson "is likely going to be the captain of our team some day." The 22-year-old defenseman was honored to hear that, but he knows he still has plenty of room for improvement before it can become a reality. "Those are great words to hear from Dale. That was pretty cool, but to me it's just about what you do on the ice, it's what you do in the dressing room," said Gudbranson. "I think it starts now. The environment here needs to change. We need to become winners here. I think for these last nine games pushing ourselves to the limit and going out and playing well, playing hard, playing together, is going to be a huge factor for next year." His 2013-14 campaign has been mired by injuries that have limited him to 56 appearances. Gudbranson plays a rugged style but his offensive game still leaves a lot to be desired.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 09:49:00 AM

Florida interim coach Peter Horachek thinks Eric Gudbranson (knee) should be available for Thursday's game against Carolina.

That would make his return much earlier than originally expected. Gudbranson participated in Tuesday's morning skate and he's been sidelined since Mar. 9 with a knee ailment.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 07:26:00 AM

The Florida Panthers have no interest in trading Erik Gudbranson or otherwise letting him leave over the summer.

Gudbranson is scheduled to become a restricted free agent and it sounds like the Panthers might attempt to lock him up to a long-term deal. "He is likely going to be the captain of our team some day," Panthers GM Dale Tallon said. Gudbranson has seven points and 93 penalty minutes in 56 games this season.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Erik Gudbranson (knee) is expected be sidelined for "more than a week," according to interim bench boss Peter Horachek.

X-rays came back negative but he's still going to miss a fair amount of time after he was hurt Sunday in a collision with the Boston winger Brad Marchand. Mike Mottau was brought up from the minors on Tuesday and he played against Phoenix in Gudbranson's place.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 08:08:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson (knee) was reportedly seen on crutches after Sunday's game.

He suffered a knee injury after he collided with Boston's Brad Marchand early in the third period. The extent of the damage is unclear at this time, but the Panthers are expected to call someone up from the minors at some point to replace him.
Tue, Mar 11, 2014 08:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nick Bjugstad
2Aleksander Barkov
3Dave Bolland
4Brandon Pirri
5Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jussi Jokinen
2Jonathan Huberdeau
3Tomas Fleischmann
4Sean Bergenheim
RW1Brad Boyes
2Scottie Upshall
3Jimmy Hayes
4Tomas Kopecky
5Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya