Today, I'll take a break from featuring scary players and instead focus on Jonathan Huberdeau, who just suffered a scary injury. At first, it seemed like he had severed a tendon, which usually takes six to eight months to recover from; the prognosis seems to be three-to-four months at this point, which indicates a tear. However, when he does get back, he will not be at optimal shape like the rest of the league, so this may be a full year lost for the former Calder Trophy winner.
It had been a summer of ups and downs for Huberdeau, starting with his being left off Team North America at the World Cup then signing a cushy yet cap-friendly six-year deal with the Florida Panthers that will pay him just under $6M per season starting next year.
The injury is just one more obstacle in the Panthers' attempt at repeating as the Atlantic Division champions, what with Nick Bjugstad also being out for four weeks.
Here is Huberdeau wearing the Panthers' now-former/best-looking red (home) uniform, from Upper Deck's 2014-15 Ultimate Collection set and Rare Materials sub-set, featuring no less than three game-used jersey swatches: