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Florida Panthers Matt Bradley Still Out, Not Returning in "Foreseeable Future"

BradleyhurtPanthers coach Kevin Dineen confirmed Thursday that concussed forward Matt Bradley has yet to skate and is only doing light – and supervised – workouts.

Dineen wouldn't say that Bradley was out for the season but he doesn't expect him back anytime soon.

Bradley was injured on Feb. 19 when he tried checking Anaheim's George Parros and ended up knocking himself out by ramming into the stanchion by the Panthers bench. 

“We're obviously very cautious with him because it was a pretty good blow he took and not from an opponent,'' Dineen said.

“Matt Bradley's competitive instinct is to go hard in every area. With his history, we need to give him plenty of time off until he's 100 percent. We don't expect to see him in the foreseeable future.''

--With seven defensemen and three games in the following four days, Dineen said he has discussed giving veteran Ed Jovanovski a “maintenance” day as he did last weekend when the Panthers played Nashville and Ottawa on successive nights.