Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
3 weeks ago

Gudbranson (wrist) didn't sustain an injury during Thursday's 6-2 win over the Capitals, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gudbranson left Thursday's contest late in the third period with an apparent wrist injury, but the Canucks were evidently just being overly cautious with the 25-year-old blueliner. He'll hope to notch his first point of the season Monday against the Stars.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
3 weeks ago

Gudbranson exited Thursday's 6-2 win over the Capitals late in the third period with an apparent wrist injury, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports.

EDGE Analysis

The severity of Gudbranson's ailment remains unclear, but it's certainly a situation worth monitoring ahead of Monday's game against the Stars. The towering 6-foot-5 defender has gone scoreless in eight games this season.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
4 weeks ago

Gudbranson's has served his one-game suspension, meaning he's eligible to play in Sunday night's road game against the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

The blueliner heard from the NHL Department of Player Safety after a game against the Bruins in which he boarded Frank Vatrano. He picked up a whopping 20 PIM in that contest, but that's a category that seems to be fleeting in the fantasy realm with the NHL itself cutting down on the number of enforcers employed by the league.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
1 month ago

Gudbranson will miss Friday's matchup with Buffalo as he serves a one-game suspension for boarding, per the NHL Department of Player Safety.

EDGE Analysis

Gudbranson has never been hit with a fine or a suspension by the league, which likely eased the severity of the penalty -- combined with the fact that Frank Vatrano does not appear to have suffered an injury on the play. With the 25-year-old ineligible to play, Alex Biega will make his season debut for the Canucks.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
1 month ago

Gudbranson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for boarding Boston's Frank Vatrano during Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Bruins.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old blueliner was handed a 10 minute misconduct and a five-minute major penalty for his hit on Vatrano, so the fact that the NHL is considering further discipline shouldn't come as much of a surprise. The NHL's decision should be announced following Gudbranson's hearing Friday.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
2 months ago

Gudbranson (wrist) notched an assist Saturday against the Kings, and he'l be healthy to enter the season.

EDGE Analysis

Gudbranson underwent wrist surgery in December, so it isn't much of a surprise that he's healed up now. The 25-year-old blueliner was delegated for major penalty-kill duties, while logging 19:34 of ice time. He isn't a defenseman that will bolster your fantasy lineup, but his defensive contributions make him a valuable asset for Vancouver as it makes a push to become a contender.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
5 months ago

Gudbranson (wrist) signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract extension with the Canucks on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Gudbranson only suited up for 30 games in 2016-17 before undergoing wrist surgery in Dec. which ultimately ended his campaign. The 2010 first-round pick isn't known for his offensive contributions -- he's only tallied 49 points in 339 career NHL contests -- but he's a big-bodied defender that will undoubtedly help bolster the Canucks' defensive corps in 2017-18. The 25-year-old began practicing in a limited capacity in late March, so he should be ready for the start of next season's training camp. However, his limited offensive ability keeps him off the fantasy radar in most year-long formats.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
8 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
9 months ago

Gudbranson is expected to start rehab soon after undergoing successful wrist surgery in late-December.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Erik Gudbranson
D VAN
11 months ago

Gudranson is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair ligament damage to his wrist is out indefinitely, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports.

EDGE Analysis

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.