Erik Gustafsson

D / Philadelphia Flyers / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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    Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson: Recalled from AHL Rockford

    Gustafsson was recalled from AHL Rockford on Wednesday. In eight games with AHL Rockford, Gustafsson tallied one assist and picked up 10 penalty minutes this season. He spent last season in the Swedish Hockey League, where he picked up 29 points in 55 games. Gustafsson is in line to be the seventh defenseman for the Blackhawks and will be available if someone else on their blue line goes down.

  • Flyers' Gustafsson To Play In KHL

    News: Erik Gustafsson will play in the KHL next season, leaving the Flyers with a hole to fill in the defensive rotation, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Sam Carchidi reports.
    Analysis: He led the Flyers' defensemen in plus-minus rating in limited ice time this past season, and the team was 16-11-4 with him in the lineup. As a free agent, he will opt to play in Russia for the 2014-15 season.
  • Flyers' Gustafsson Rejoins Lineup

    News: Erik Gustafsson is slated to play Tuesday against the Rangers, Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
    Analysis: With Nicklas Grossmann out, Erik Gustafsson will cycle into the Flyers' blueline mix Tuesday in place of Hal Gill. Gustafsson, who last suited up on April 13, finished up the regular season with 10 points in 31 games.
  • Flyers To Start Gustafsson Thursday

    News: Erik Gustafsson will start Thursday against the Lightning, the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
    Analysis: Erik Gustafsson will take the place of teammate Nick Grossmann, who will miss Thursday's game with a right ankle injury. In 28 games this season, Gustafsson has recorded two goals and eight assists.
  • Gustafsson Returns To Lineup After Healthy Hiatus

    News: Erik Gustafsson saw just over 15 minutes of ice time but posted no significant contributions in Tuesday's 1-0 shootout loss to the Blues.
    Analysis: Erik Gustafsson has been a healthy scratch for nearly five weeks, but with Kimmo Timonen out, Flyers' head coach Craig Berube found an opportunity to give the defenseman a rare start. Timonen could very well return for Thursday's game against Columbus, in which case you should expect another scratch for Gustafsson.
  • Flyers' Gustafsson Playing Well

    News: Erik Gustafsson has two goals and eight assists in 26 games at the Olympic break.
    Analysis: Erik Gustafsson could be a solid pickup for the last part of the season for fantasy owners in need of blue line help. He's been in the lineup pretty consistently since returning from injury in January, and has three assists in his last five games.
  • Flyers Activate Gustafsson

    News: Erik Gustafsson (knee) was activated from injured reserve Friday.
    Analysis: The move would seem to signal that Erik Gustafsson (knee) will be able to play Saturday, or at least serve as a healthy scratch for the Flyers. It could take him a few games to earn his regular spot in the lineup back with replacement Andrej Meszaros playing well of late.
  • Saturday Return Possible For Flyers' Gustafsson

    News: Erik Gustafsson (knee) could return to game action Saturday, Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
    Analysis: Erik Gustafsson has increased his activities in recent days after being sidelined for just over two weeks with the knee injury. Once healthy, he could take Andrej Meszaros' spot in the Flyers' everyday lineup.
  • Flyers' Gustafsson Expected To Return Next Week

    News: Erik Gustafsson (knee) is expected to return for the Flyers in about a week, Sarah Baicker of CSN Philadelphia reports.
    Analysis: Erik Gustafsson has missed almost two weeks with a left knee sprain, but appears to be approaching a return. He will likely be evaluated again next week and his exact return date will be clarified.
  • Flyers' Gustafsson Expected To Miss Two Weeks

    News: Erik Gustafsson is expected to miss about two weeks with a left knee sprain.
    Analysis: Late in Saturday's loss to Columbus, Erik Gustafsson sprained his left knee and will miss about two weeks as a result. It likely means increased playing time for Andrej Meszaros, though the team may be inclined to add a defenseman from the AHL with Nicklas Grossmann under the weather.
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