Gustavsson has agreed to a three-year deal with Linkoping of the Swedish Hockey League, TVA Sports reports. The goaltender will head back to his native country after seeing his NHL production and playing time go down in the last few years. Before being sent down to the minors this season, he played in seven games, earning an .878 save percentage and 3.10 GAA.
The Oilers assigned Gustavsson to AHL Bakersfield on Wednesday. Gustavsson's fantasy impact has been minimal of late as he's gone 0-2-1 with a 3.96 GAA and .852 save percentage since the start of December. In a corresponding roster move, Laurent Brossoit was called up from the minors.
Gustavsson will be on the bench for Tuesday's meeting with San Jose, Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 reports. Despite being placed on waivers, the Oilers have decided to keep Gustavsson on the 23-man roster for the time being. The move will allow them to freely move the netminder between the NHL and AHL in the future, so while he may be with the club for now, don't be surprised if he gets sent down in the near future.
Gustavsson cleared waivers Tuesday. Gus saw the ax from the Oilers on Monday, but he could wind up with AHL Bakersfield -- the team's top minor-league affiliate -- since he passed through waivers untouched. Waivers is a nasty word in the fantasy realm if you've been depending on said player, and Gustavsson has only appeared in seven games with a 3.10 GAA and .878 save percentage.
Gustavsson was put on waivers Monday. The backup goalie has an .878 save percentage and 3.10 GAA, so it makes sense that the Oilers no longer want him on the major league roster. With numbers like those, it seems unlikely that any other team would want to claim him, so expect him to clear and head to AHL Bakersfield.
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