Gustafsson scored a power-play goal on two shots in Monday's 3-2 overtime win over the Jets in Game 4. The Swede opened the scoring at 8:01 of the first period. Gustafsson has picked up three points in seven playoff contests while filling in for Jon Merrill (undisclosed). With just three shots on net, three hits and two blocked shots, Gustafsson hasn't provided much non-scoring production while in the lineup.
Gustafsson recorded a power-play assist in Monday's 3-1 win over the Maple Leafs in Game 7. The helper on Corey Perry's second-period goal was Gustafsson's first point in three playoff contests. The Swedish blueliner is likely to remain in the lineup as long as Jon Merrill (undisclosed) is out, which is believed to be a 1-to-2 week absence. Gustafsson will likely see limited time on even strength while often serving as a power-play specialist.
Gustaffsson had two assists, one on the power play, and five shots on net over 12:13 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Flames. Gustafsson had a hand in both Montreal goals, sliding secondary assists on scores by Nick Suzuki and Tyler Toffoli, who scored on the power play. With Jonathan Drouin (illness) unavailable for the second straight game, Gustafsson was in the lineup, and once again the defenseman skated as a forward on the fourth line. He could remain on the active roster for Monday's series finale against Calgary, as Drouin, Paul Byron (lower body) and Tomas Tatar (lower body) are dealing with injuries.
Gustafsson finished plus-1 over 7:12 of ice time in Friday's 4-2 loss to Calgary. Gustafsson was a pre-game replacement for Jonathan Drouin (illness), giving Montreal a seventh defenseman for the game. His night included 1:07 on the power play.
Gustafsson will make his Canadiens debut Friday against Calgary, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Montreal will use Gustafsson as the seventh defenseman with Jonathan Drouin (undisclosed) not available for Friday's game. The 29-year-old blueliner tallied 10 points in 24 games with the Flyers previously this season.
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