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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 not play Saturday night against Pittsburgh.
Brent Regner will make his NHL debut in his place. Gudbranson is an excellent source of tough guy stats with 38 PIMs, 54 blocks, and 121 hits in 51 games. Feb 6 - 6:42 PM

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Erik Gudbranson (undisclosed) is questionable for Saturday's contest.

He has been bothered by something since getting hit last week against Toronto. The Panthers have called up Brent Regner as insurance.
Feb 6 - 10:23 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) is probable for Friday's game.

If that's the case then Gudbranson will avoid missing a full game due to his ailment, although he was out for much of Monday's contest. He has a goal and five points in 46 contests this season.
Jan 21 - 6:43 PM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) is slated to practice Thursday.

If everything goes as expected, he will be in the lineup against Chicago on Friday. Gudbranson was limited to 4:28 of ice time on Monday after he suffered a minor lower-back/rib injury.
Jan 21 - 8:12 AM

Erik Gudbranson (upper body) may be able to play on Friday against Chicago.

Gudbranson suffered an injury to his lower back/rib area after going into boards Monday on a check from Edmonton's Darnell Nurse.
Jan 19 - 6:25 PM

Erik Gudbranson dropped the gloves and pummeled Edmonton's Matt Hendricks on Monday night.

The Panthers were looking for some payback after Hendricks injured Aaron Ekblad back on Jan. 10 with an illegal hit. Gudbranson was forced to leave the match early in the second period, with an upper-body injury, after he was checked by Darnell Nurse. It looked like an apparent back strain, but it is not believed to be serious.
Jan 19 - 9:56 AM

Erik Gudbranson hasn't recorded a point since Nov. 27.

Before he got an assist in that game, he had been held off the scoresheet since Nov. 4. He just simply isn't much of an offensive threat and while some might have been willing to tolerate that for the sake of owning a defensemen that could accumulate over 100 PIM in a single season, that's not a milestone he's likely to even come close to in 2015-16. In fact, he has just 23 PIM in 35 games, which is great for Florida, but another reason why fantasy owners would sooner pass on Gudbranson. At this point, his main statistics are note are hits (87) and blocked shots (41).
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 06:05:00 PM

Erik Gudbranson scored his first of the year in a 3-2 shootout loss to Anaheim on Wednesday.

The former third overall pick also logged 22:43 in ice-time. He has three points on the season and is not a fantasy relevant player. Rocco Grimaldi also scored his first of the year in the losing effort.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 02:30:00 AM

Erik Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell have formed a strong shutdown pairing for the Panthers.

"This is what you want to do; you work hard for this and it's a great opportunity," said Gudbranson. "I'm relishing the task every single night. I've molded my game around it and given myself the identity I've wanted since I got in the league." Gudbranson was the third overall pick back in 2010 and he's more comfortable now than he has ever been. He has collected two assists, 29 hits, 11 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating in eight games this year.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 10:44:00 AM

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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 07:41:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 10:38:00 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.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015 07:46:00 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.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 11:02:00 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.
Sat, Mar 7, 2015 10:42:00 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.
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Nick Bjugstad
3Derek MacKenzie
4Dave Bolland
5Corban Knight
6Marc Savard
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Brandon Pirri
4Quinton Howden
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Vincent Trocheck
4Logan Shaw
5Shawn Thornton
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Brian Campbell
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Erik Gudbranson
5Willie Mitchell
6Alex Petrovic
7Steven Kampfer
8Brent Regner
G1Roberto Luongo
2Al Montoya