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Panthers prospect Huberdeau out with broken foot

by Adam Kimelman
Jonathan Huberdeau, taken by the Florida Panthers with the third pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, is out indefinitely due to a broken foot.

Reports vary on when the injury occurred; the Telegraph-Journal newspaper of New Brunswick is reporting the injury occurred when Huberdeau blocked a shot Saturday while playing with his junior team, the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, while TSN claims the injury happened Monday morning during Team QMJHL's practice for Monday evening's Canada-Russia Subway Super Series game in Victoriaville, Que.

TSN is reporting Huberdeau could miss up to a month of action.

Huberdeau had an outstanding training camp and preseason with the Panthers, including tying for the League lead with 3 power-play goals. His 4 points in five preseason games tied for the team lead, but the 6-foot-1, 171-pound center was returned to his junior team for further development.

In his first 13 games with the Sea Dogs, Huberdeau has 10 goals and 28 points.

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