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Panthers’ Gilbert Done For The Year

Radim Vrbata, Martin Hanzal, Joey Crabb, Quinton Howden, Tom Gilbert, Roberto Luongo [1]

Florida defenseman Tom Gilbert will miss the remainder of this season to undergo surgery on a sports hernia, the Miami Herald reports [2].

Gilbert, 31, had a solid campaign in Florida this year, his first since being bought out of his six-year, $24 million contract by Minnesota in the summer. The 31-year-old had appeared in all 73 Panthers games prior to getting shut down, scoring three goals and 28 points while averaging 21:20 TOI per game.

For more on this story visit: Mike Halford, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk [3]