• Flyers' Gudas (Knee) To Skate In A Few Weeks

    News: Radko Gudas (knee) is set to start skating in a few weeks, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Radko Gudas isn't necessarily expected to return this season, which prompted the Lightning to make a move to improve along the blue line. That move came in the form of a trade with the Flyers, sending Gudas and two draft picks to the club in exchange for the Flyers' Braydon Coburn. The Flyers don't currently figure into the playoff picture, but Gudas is under contract for another season, and the two draft picks should help the Flyers build toward the future.
  • Flyers Acquire Gudas

    News: Radko Gudas (knee) was acquired by the Flyers along with two draft picks for Braydon Coburn, TSN.ca reports.
    Analysis: The Bolts weren't planning on getting Radko Gudas back on the ice before the end of the regular season, prompting the need to get an upgrade for the blue line. Gudas may prove capable of matching Coburn's offensive production, while his physical presence should ultimately prove beneficial to the Flyers once he's healthy.
  • Bolts' Gudas Off Crutches

    News: Radko Gudas (knee) is no longer using crutches, but is without a timetable for a return, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: Though the Lightning haven't offered a definitive timetable on Radko Gudas and probably won't have one until he starts skating again, it's likely safe to say at this point that he won't be back for the end of the regular season. Instead, Gudas seems to be turning his attention to the playoffs, where the Lightning figure to be one of the favorites to come out of the Eastern Conference. If his team can stay alive in the dance long enough and he makes ample progress in his recovery, Gudas could provide an unexpected lift to the Tampa Bay blue line.
  • Bolts' Gudas (Knee) Placed On IR

    News: Radko Gudas (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, the NHL's official media site reports.
    Analysis: It was only a matter of time before the Bolts moved Radko Gudas to IR, as he was ruled out for the rest of the regular season Tuesday after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The Lightning figure to call up either an extra forward or defenseman Saturday to fill his roster spot.
  • Lightning's Gudas Out Four Months

    News: Radko Gudas will miss about four months after undergoing knee surgery Tuesday, Erik Erlendsson of The Tampa Tribune reports.
    Analysis: While Radko Gudas has not been ruled out for the season, his regular season is almost certainly over, as there are just over three months of games left before the playoffs begin. Gudas is not a major fantasy contributor in standard formats, but had established himself as a huge source for hits, PIM and blocks during his short NHL career, so fantasy owners will have to look elsewhere for those specialty stats.
  • Gudas (Knee) Set To Undergo Surgery

    News: Radko Gudas (knee) will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Radko Gudas, who missed his third straight game Sunday night, suffered the knee injury last Monday against the Hurricanes. Little is known about his condition, but he'll likely miss a considerable chunk of time. The team is expected to provide a return timetable following the procedure. In Gudas' absence, the Lightning recalled Nikita Nesterov from AHL Syraucse on New Year's Eve, and the 21-year-old will likely remain with the team for the near future.
  • Lightning's Gudas (Lower Body) Out Sunday

    News: Radko Gudas didn't skate for a second consecutive day Sunday and will miss Sunday night's game against the Senators, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Times reports.
    Analysis: Radko Gudas will miss his third straight game due to the lower-body injury he suffered against the Hurricanes on Monday. The defenseman's next chance to return will come Tuesday against the Canadiens.
  • Bolts' Gudas Likely To Miss Third Straight

    News: Radko Gudas (lower body) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Senators, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
    Analysis: The Bolts are still considering Radko Gudas day-to-day, but he has yet to return to the ice since injuring himself in Monday's game against the Hurricanes. The Lightning will need to see the blueliner participate in a practice or two before he reenters the lineup.
  • Bolts' Gudas (Lower Body) Out Friday

    News: Radko Gudas (lower body) will remain out of the lineup Friday against the Penguins, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
    Analysis: Radko Gudas will miss his second straight game to the injury, but is still being viewed as day-to-day by the Bolts. He said he hopes to be available for Sunday's game against the Senators, but his status will likely hinge on his performance during Saturday's practice.
  • Bolts' Gudas To Miss Wednesday's Game

    News: Radko Gudas (undisclosed) will not be available for Wednesday's game against the Sabres, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Radko Gudas missed the Bolts' optional morning skate, but it was believed to be just by choice rather than as the result of an injury. Evidently, he's feeling a bit banged up following Monday's game against the Maple Leafs, during which he racked up six shots, four hits and three blocks. Nikita Nesterov was recalled from AHL Syracuse and will fill Gudas' spot in the lineup Wednesday.