The Panthers signed Jonathan Huberdeau to a six-year contract extension worth$35.4 million ($5.9M AAV).
Huberdeau, 23, is coming off of a career-year, having posted 20 goals and 39 assists (59 points). The former third overall pick (2011) has turned in back-to-back 50-plus point seasons and appears to only be scratching the surface of what he might be able to accomplish on the Panthers’ top-line with Aleksander Barkov and Jaromir Jagr.
The Panthers have placed Jonathan Huberdeau (upper-body) on IR.
Huberdeau will miss Thursday’s game vs. the Coyotes and will miss at least two games after being placed on IR. There is no definite timetable for his return, but expect a more detailed update in the next few days.
Huberdeau was injured early in Saturday’s win over the Jets and it will keep him out of the lineup for Thursday’s game. The Panthers are expected to get Aleksander Barkov back on Thursday, so look for him to replace Huberdeau, who is listed as day-to-day.
Huberdeau left Friday’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
Huberdeau left the game after being hit by Jets’ defenseman Jacob Trouba and Huberdeau appeared to hit his head off of the ice as he went down. There was no update after the game, but the Panthers are off until Thursday, so he has some time to recover.
The Panthers have signed Jonathan Huberdeau to a two-year deal worth $6.5M ($3.25 AAV).
Huberdeau was an unrestricted free agent, but is now signed through the 2016-17 season. Huberdeau is coming off of a season in which he tallied 15 goals and 39 assists (54 points) in 79 games. He should lead the Panthers in points again in 2015-16.
As expected, Huberdeau (flu) will return to the Panthers lineup this afternoon.
Huberdeau missed the last three games with the flu, but he is on the ice for pre game warmups and will face the Flames this afternoon. He will skate on the Panthers' second line with Brad Boyes and Nick Bjugstad.
Huberdeau (concussion) appears to be back in the Panthers lineup Tuesday.
Huberdeau, who has missed he last 11 games with a concussion, is on the ice for the Panthers' morning skate taking part in regular work on a line with Drew Shore and Jesse Winchester. It has been a tough season for Huby, but he will look to get something going at the end of the season that he can build off of in 2014-15.