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LIMPING CATS: Panthers Without Huberdeau, Gudbranson in Win over Canadiens

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MONTREAL - Winger Jonathan Huberdeau said he took a shot off a skate during the third period of Friday's shootout win against the Capitals.

Although Huberdeau finished the game - and scored in the shootout - his right foot swelled as soon as he took off his skate.

He tried to skate during Sunday's morning skate in Montreal but left after a few minutes.

Sunday's game was the first Huberdeau missed since the Panthers made him the third overall pick in 2011.

Huberdeau spent the day in a walking boot.

"It's best I stay away from the ice for now,'' said Huberdeau, who is from nearby Saint-Jerome, Quebec. "This is day-to-day and I want to be ready for Tuesday's game."

-- Defenseman Erik Gudbranson left late in the first period after getting tangled up in the corner and getting slashed in the leg by an errant skate blade.

Gudbranson didn't return and was seen limping badly although both Horachek and GM Dale Tallon said he wouldn't be put on the injured list.