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Radko Gudas | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
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More information on the status of Radko Gudas (knee) is expected to be known in about a month.
Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman isn't exactly sure when Gudas will be ready to return yet, but the team is hoping to have the physical blueliner back for the playoffs. Gudas had arthroscopic knee surgery in early January. Feb 23 - 10:17 AM

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Radko Gudas (knee) hopes to return for the playoffs.

He is feeling better following arthroscopic knee surgery and he doesn't need the assistance of crutches anymore. There isn't an exact timetable in place for his return, but he was originally slated to be out of action for four months so that would place his return in May.
Feb 18 - 3:41 PM

Radko Gudas (knee) is expected to miss the next four months.

Gudas underwent arthroscopic knee surgery as scheduled on Tuesday. "It's a little tough to digest right now, just because clearly it's more serious than we thought," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "It's hard for me to comment, because I've had him for a long time, so I know what he means to us." Nikita Nesterov was brought up from the minors when Gudas' injury wasn't thought to be this severe and it looks like the 21-year-old might get a rather lengthy trial.
Jan 6 - 1:19 PM

Radko Gudas is scheduled to have arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday.

The Lightning won't know how long Gudas he'll be sidelined for until after the operation. He has two goals and five points in 34 contests in 2014-15. Nikita Nesterov, 21, was summoned when Gudas was initially sidelined and it now looks like Nesterov's NHL stint could be a sizable one.
Jan 5 - 4:25 PM

Radko Gudas (lower body) won't play Tuesday at Montreal.

He has returned to Tampa Bay for further evaluation after not showing signs of improvement from a lower-body ailment. "We don't know what is happening ... Gudas could be back for the Buffalo game (at home on Friday) or, who knows, he may not be back until after the All-Star Game (Jan. 25)," coach Jon Cooper said. The Lightning should know more about his status after he undergoes more tests.
Jan 5 - 9:35 AM

Radko Gudas (lower body) will not play in Sunday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Gudas suffered the injury in last Monday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He did skate earlier this week, but was unable to practice with his teammates on Saturday. There is no timetable for Gudas' return. He's considered day-to-day right now.
Jan 4 - 10:55 AM

Radko Gudas (lower body) is questionable for Friday's game against Pittsburgh.

He took part in Thursday's practice after missing Wednesday's win over Buffalo. Gudas hasn't been ruled out yet for Friday's contest.
Jan 2 - 9:42 AM

Confirming an earlier report, Radko Gudas was indeed made a scratch for Wednesday's game against the Sabres.

Gudas is out with an undisclosed lower body injury and will be replaced by call-up Nikita Nesterov. The 21 year old Russian defensman has three goals, 14 points with 26 PIMs through 32 games with AHL Syracuse thus far this season.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Radko Gudas is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Gudas might miss Wednesday's game as a result. If he can't play then Nikita Nesterov, who was called up on Wednesday, will presumably make his NHL debut.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 03:29:00 PM

Radko Gudas (illness) expects to return on Friday.

He feels ready to play after missing three games with an illness, which was believed to be a stomach virus. Get ready to put the physical blueliner back in your lineup.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Radko Gudas (illness) is questionable on Tuesday.

Gudas skated Tuesday morning after missing Saturday and Monday's contests. If he can't play, then Mark Barberio will presumably remain in the lineup.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 02:07:00 PM

Radko Gudas (illness) took part in a very optional skate on Tuesday.

Gudas was one of just two players on the ice. He might be available Tuesday night, but nothing has been confirmed yet. If Gudas does play, then Mark Barberio might serve as a healthy scratch.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:07:00 PM

Radko Gudas (illness) is out Monday but might be back on Tuesday.

Gudas missed Saturday's contest due to the illness and will remain sidelined Monday night versus the Penguins. If Gudas can play Tuesday versus the Flyers then Mark Barberio will likely be listed as a healthy scratch.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:35:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without defenseman Radko Gudas for Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals.

The Lightning label it a stomach virus. Gudas can be a hit and PIM machine with respectable enough offensive numbers to be worth having as a depth fantasy defenseman, so many would be wise to tweak their lineups with him out tonight.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 06:38:00 PM

Radko Gudas scored his second goal of 2014-15 in Thursday's 5-0 win over Buffalo.

He got the game winner early in the first period. It's amazing that the Lightning and Sabres combined for 106 penalty minutes in the third and Gudas finished the match with zero minutes in the sin bin. He was credited with six shots and five blocks, though.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 09:50:00 AM

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