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Gudbranson (illness) should be able to play in Saturday's game against the Islanders, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The Panthers sent fellow defenseman Shane O'Brien back to AHL San Antonio, indicating that Gudbranson will miss just the one game.

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Gudbranson will miss Thursday's game against the Stars due to flu-like symptoms, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

The same goes for fellow defenseman Willie Mitchell, who was previously expected to make his return from an upper body injury. Alex Petrovic will likely slot into the lineup for Thursday's game, and the Panthers may need to recall a blueliner from AHL San Antonio. Gudbranson and Mitchell can both be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Islanders.

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Gudbranson picked up a couple helpers -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's win over the Ducks.A rare multi-point game for Gudbranson, this one's good enough to give him double-digit points for the first time in his career. But 10 points in 49 games doesn't add up to much fantasy value, even when you factor in his 121 hits.

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Gudbranson scored his third goal of the season in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Islanders.

Gudbranson stormed toward the net and demonstrated crafty puckwork around defenders to trigger the goal siren. The defenseman also had three hits in the game. Despite coming up big Tuesday, Gudbranson isn't making enough noise offensively to merit serious consideration in the fantasy world.

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Gudbranson will play Friday against the Flames, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Gudbranson has apparently recovered enough from the upper body injury that kept him out of Thursday's game against the Canucks to suit up Friday against Calgary. His return couldn't have come at a better time for the Panthers, as Dmitry Kulikov will miss Friday's contest with the flu. Gudbranson has registered five points and 33 PIM through 35 games with the Panthers this season.

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Gudbranson (upper body) will remain unavailable Thursday against the Canucks, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Gudbranson has been practicing with the team since Tuesday, but coach Gerard Gallant expressed a desire to give him some more time off to recover from the injury. Shane O'Brien will replace him on the Panthers' blue line for the third straight game.

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Gudbranson (upper body) returned to practice Tuesday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

The Panthers' next game won't come until Thursday in Vancouver, so with another practice Wednesday, Gudbranson doesn't appear in danger of missing any further time due to injury. The 23-year-old hasn't exhibited much growth offensively this season, providing just one goal and four assists over 35 games.

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Gudbranson (upper body) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Capitals, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Gudbranson failed to get on the ice for Saturday's practice, which will probably prompt coach Gerard Gallant to sit him out for a second straight contest. Shane O'Brien is set to take his spot in the lineup.

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Gudbranson will miss Friday's game against the Sabres with an upper-body injury, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Gudbranson's injury is the likely reason for the recall of Shane O'Brien on Friday, who will draw into the lineup in his place. His next chance to return will come Sunday against, but the team should provide an update prior to the game.

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Gudbranson got on the scoresheet by adding a power-play assist in Thursday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets.

The assist was his third of the season and first point in seven games. Don't let the power-play assist fool you, Gudbranson only saw 1:36 minutes with the man advantage. Florida has plenty of options in front of Gudbranson so unless there are injuries, expect him to be limited throughout the season.