Gudbranson (wrist) skated on his own Tuesday morning and jumped in at the end of the Canucks' team skate, but remains without a timetable for return. Gudbranson was not a fantasy asset before going down with the injury, and this lengthy absence does not improve his stock as the campaign comes to a close. He could provide some defensive benefit to the Vancouver blue line if he does return this season, but he should be avoided in the majority of fantasy formats.
Gudbranson is expected to start rehab soon after undergoing successful wrist surgery in late-December. Gudbranson has yet to practice with the team, but it seems like things are progressing. The 25-year-old hasn't played in a game since Dec. 13 and is stuck on six points on the season. We'd tell you his defensive stats make him worth owning in some very deep leagues, but his minus-14 rating is the worst on the team and his 66 hits are nothing too crazy. Gudbranson's eventual return will give a boost to the Canucks, but it's best to steer clear of him in fantasy.
Gudranson is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair ligament damage to his wrist is out indefinitely, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports. The Canucks moved Gudbranson to injured reserve last week for an undisclosed injury, and now we know why the defenseman was hurting. A better idea of Gudbranson's recovery timetable should become more clear after he undergoes the procedure, but he's likely looking at multi-week absence, at minimum. The former first-round pick posted six points and a minus-14 rating over 30 games this season, so even before suffering the injury, there was little reason to hang onto him in most fantasy leagues.
Gudbranson (undisclosed) is on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. While the full extent of Gudbranson's injury remains unknown at this point, the move to IR rules him out for at least the next two games. Per the NHL's policies, the 2010 first-round draft pick would be eligible to return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Jets, as that would be seven days from the last game he played. Hopefully, the team will provide an update sometime before then so that we can have a clearer idea of the timeframe for Gudbranson's return.
Gudbranson is being evaluated for an undisclosed injury, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports. Gudbranson's status for Friday's matchup with Tampa Bay is up in the air until the team gets more information about whatever ailment might be affecting the 24-year-old. Following a 12-game pointless streak, the defenseman has tallied a goal and two assists in his previous four outings.
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