Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  By Erin Brown  |  Last updated 12/23/13
SUNRISE, Fla. -- The Florida Panthers will be without defenseman Erik Gudbranson for an unspecified amount of time following orbital bone surgery, general manager Dale Tallon announced Monday. Gudbranson, who suffered the injury in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, underwent surgery Monday morning. A full recovery is expected. To take Gudbranson's spot in the lineup, the Panthers recalled Alex Petrovic from the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. Florida's second-round pick in 2010, Petrovic is known for his physical game, similar to that of Gudbranson's. Petrovic appeared in six games with Florida at the end of last season, registering 25 penalty minutes. With the Rampage this season Petrovic has two goals and nine assists in 30 games. Through 37 games, Gudbranson has two goals and five assists. He ranks fourth among Panthers defensemen with an average of 18:50 minutes of ice time. He had emerged as part of one of Florida's more steady pairings alongside newcom...
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