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Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson: Returning to Windy City
Gustafsson inked a one-year, $800,000 contract with Chicago on Monday.
Gustafsson previously spent four seasons playing for the Blackhawks for which he logged 214 games and tallied 28 goals, 88 assists and 240 hits. With both Caleb Jones (wrist) and Wyatt Kalynuk (ankle) sustaining injuries, the team certainly will benefit from having an NHL veteran available to at minimum serve as a seventh defenseman.... See More ... See Less
Erik Gustafsson: Released by Islanders
Gustafsson was released from his professional tryout offer by the Islanders on Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Lebrun adds that Gustafsson is expected to sign a contract with the Blackhawks, with whom he put up 60 (!) points in 2018-19, but the deal has yet to be formally confirmed. The 29-year-old blueliner didn't produce anywhere near that level in 29 games with Montreal and Philadelphia last season (12 points), but he could make for an interesting flier option in deeper formats once his new role with Chicago becomes clear.... See More ... See Less
Islanders' Erik Gustafsson: Joining Islanders on PTO
Gustafsson is set to sign a professional tryout offer with the Islanders, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Gustafsson appeared in 29 games split between the Canadiens and the Flyers last season, picking up one goal and 12 points over that span. If the 29-year-old blueliner is able to secure a contract with the Isles during training camp, he'll likely be deployed as a rotational, bottom-pairing option during the upcoming campaign.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Erik Gustafsson: Scores on power play
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.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Erik Gustafsson: Provides power-play assist
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.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Erik Gustafsson: Logs two helpers in loss
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.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Erik Gustafsson: Has minimal role Friday
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.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Erik Gustafsson: In lineup Friday
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.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Erik Gustafsson: Practices with new team
Gustafsson cleared the NHL's COVID-19 protocols and practiced with the Canadiens for the first time Wednesday.
Gustafsson isn't expected to be in the lineup for Wednesday's matchup with Edmonton, but he could make his Montreal debut soon. He picked up 10 points in 24 games with the Flyers before being dealt to the Canadiens at the trade deadline.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Erik Gustafsson: Traded to Montreal
The Canadiens acquired Gustafsson from the Flyers via trade Monday for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
For a second straight season, Gustafsson is on the move at the trade deadline. The Canadiens lost Victor Mete on waivers to the Senators on Monday, and Gustafsson will help fill the void as the Habs make a playoff push. Gustafsson fell out of the rotation in Philadelphia, but he managed to post 10 points -- four with the man advantage -- through 24 games with the Flyers this season. He'll likely need to quarantine for seven days after arriving in Montreal.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Erik Gustafsson: Nabs first goal of 2020-21
Gustafsson registered a goal and an assist with two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
Gustafsson cranked a one-timer from the point to open the scoring 7:48 into the game, collecting his first goal of the season. He also assisted on Shayne Gostisbehere's power-play tally later in the period. The 28-year-old has provided nine points through his first 14 games as a Flyer.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Erik Gustafsson: Finding offensive touch again
Gustafsson dished out a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Devils.
Gustafsson was the only player from either team to post a multi-point night. He had just 29 points in 66 games split between Chicago and Calgary last season after a 60-point campaign with the Blackhawks the year before, but Gustafsson seems to have rediscovered his offense in Philadelphia with five helpers through seven games.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Erik Gustafsson: Two PP helpers in Flyers debut
Gustafsson notched two power-play assists in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Penguins.
The 28-year-old got his Philly tenure off to a flying start, picking up helpers on two goals with the man advantage in the first period. Gustafsson had a disappointing 2019-20 campaign but piled up 17 goals and 60 points for Chicago the season before, and given the firepower around him on his new club, he could be poised for a rebound.... See More ... See Less
Flyers' Erik Gustafsson: Inks one-year contract
Gustafsson signed a one-year, $3 million deal with Philadelphia on Monday.
Gustafsson fell well off the pace he set in 2018-19 in which he racked up 60 points in 79 contests. The 27-year-old blueliner managed just six goals and 23 assists in 66 appearances for Chicago and Calgary last year. If the Swede can get back up near even the 50-point threshold, he'll likely cash in following his one-year deal with the Flyers.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Erik Gustafsson: Slides assist in win
Gustafsson had an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Gustafsson is up to four assists through five playoffs games, with two of his helpers coming on the power play. The Swede has added a plus-3 rating and 11 shots in that span.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Erik Gustafsson: Contributes helper
Gustafsson posted an assist and three shots on goal in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Jets in Game 4.
The helper was Gustafsson's second in as many games and third in the series. The Swede went plus-2 with nine shots on goal in four games versus the Jets.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Erik Gustafsson: Supplies assist Tuesday
Gustafsson notched a power-play assist in Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Jets in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.
Gustafsson set up Elias Lindholm for the Flames' first goal of the game, just 18 seconds after the Jets opened the scoring. Power-play production is why the Flames acquired Gustafsson at the deadline -- nine of his 29 points in the regular season came with a man advantage. He'll likely continue to see usage on the top power-play unit during the playoffs, which makes the Swede an interesting depth option for DFS managers.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Erik Gustafsson: Gathers power-play helper
Gustafsson provided a power-play assist, two shots on goal and three blocked shots in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Golden Knights.
Gustafsson picked up his third assist in seven games as a Flame. He's up to 29 points (nine on the power play), 103 shots on goal and 86 hits through 66 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Erik Gustafsson: Draws assist in loss
Gustafsson notched an assist in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning.
Gustafsson has two helpers in three games since he joined the Flames at the trade deadline. That puts him at 28 points, 100 shots on goal, 84 hits and a minus-9 rating through 62 appearances overall this year. A power-play specialist, Gustafsson likely has more fantasy value than most third-pairing defensemen.... See More ... See Less
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