Huberdeau will miss 3-4 months with a lower-leg injury.
Huberdeau was coming into 2016-17 with massive expectations after a career-year last season. His injury will keep him out until at least January and opens the door for younger players like Jonathan Marchessault, who moved to the top line following Huberdeau's injury on Saturday.
Huberdeau will miss the start of the regular season with a lower-leg injury.
Huberdeau was injured in Saturday’s preseason game against the Devils when the skate of Sergey Kalinin came down on Huberdeau’s ankle. Huberdeau had to be stitched up and is expected to undergo an MRI on Sunday. The 23-year-old winger was spotted in a walking boot and all signs point towards this being a serious injury. This would be a huge blow to the Panthers’ forward group, that is already missing Nick Bjugstad.
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.