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Erik Gustafsson | Defenseman

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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Erik Gustafsson has confirmed that he will be playing in the KHL next season.
Gustafsson was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. The Philadelphia Flyers will still give him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights. May 16 - 3:41 PM

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Erik Gustafsson has reportedly signed with a KHL club.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall hasn't heard from Gustafsson's agent or the player yet, so nothing's official. Gustafsson was scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer. He had two goals and 10 points in 31 games in 2013-14.
May 16 - 12:40 PM

Erik Gustafsson found the back of the net in Philadelphia's 5-2 win against the New York Rangers.

Gustafsson was making his 2014 playoff debut after the Flyers decided to make Hal Gill a healthy scratch. Gustafsson logged 18:19 minutes and finished the contest with a plus-one rating.
Apr 30 - 10:11 AM

Erik Gustafsson will make his 2014 playoff debut on Tuesday.

Gustafsson had two goals and 10 points in 31 games during the regular season. Flyers coach Craig Berube cited a desire to go with more speed as his reason for pulling Hal Gill and dressing Gustafsson. "I'm just going to have fun and enjoy it," said Gustafsson. "This is why you play hockey. This is the most exciting time of the year. I remember two years ago (in the playoffs), and I still remember it like it was yesterday."
Apr 29 - 2:23 PM

Erik Gustafsson got into Philadelphia's lineup on Tuesday night.

It was his first contest since Feb. 27, as he's been a healthy scratch for 14 straight games. Gustafsson has been limited to 28 appearances this season.
Apr 2 - 4:59 PM

Erik Gustafsson returned to action on Saturday.

Gustafsson missed action from Dec. 21 until January 10 with a knee injury but has been a healthy scratch ever since until Saturday's 6-1 loss to Boston. He played 20:37 minutes against the Bruins with one blocked shot. He has two goals and seven points in 21 games but really does not do a lot more than that fantasy-wise in traditional pools as he has a plus-four rating and two penalty minutes.
Jan 26 - 2:11 AM

Erik Gustafsson (knee) feels ready to return on Saturday.

That doesn't necessarily mean that Gustafsson will be used though. The Flyers might not have a spot for him in their lineup at the moment. He might have to wait until Philadelphia's winning streak is over before he gets a chance to return.
Jan 10 - 3:47 PM

Erik Gustafsson (knee) participated in his first full practice on Monday since he was injured Dec. 21.

There's a chance that he could be ready to return as early as Saturday's match-up against Tampa Bay. Gustafsson has missed six games with a sprained knee.
Jan 6 - 2:52 PM

Erik Gustafsson (knee) is projected to return in a week to 10 days.

Gustafsson has already missed five straight games due to the injury. He has two goals and five assists in 20 games this season.
Jan 3 - 6:36 PM

Erik Gustafsson is expected to miss the next two weeks due to a sprained knee.

Philadelphis is scheduled to play in six contests over that span. Gustafsson has two goals and seven points in 20 games in 2013-14.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 10:18:00 AM

Erik Gustafsson might play Thursday after spending seven games in the press box.

Philadelphia will want to shake things up after its 7-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday. Gustafsson has a goal and five points in 15 games this season.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 10:14:00 AM

Erik Gustafsson notched a goal for Philadelphia, but it came up way short in its 5-2 loss to Detroit on Saturday night

Coach Craig Berube was quoted recently as saying he didn't know when the young defenseman would get into a game, but he sure fooled us as Gustafsson was in there Saturday night. Perhaps this performance (he had an even outing, with four shots in 17:26) will keep him in the lineup. Tye McGinn scored the other goal for the Flyers. Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek had the assists.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 09:51:00 PM

It's unclear when Erik Gustafsson will return to the Flyers' lineup.

The 24-year-old has been a healthy scratch in all five games so far. He played in 27 games and averaged more than 20 games last season. Flyers coach Craig Berube said he had no answer for when the defenseman would play.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Erik Gustafsson isn't likely to be assigned to the minors.

"He would have to clear waivers," GM Paul Holmgren said. "That would be pretty risky. He's a young player that we really like." Philadelphia also has Kimmo Timonen, Mark Streit, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros, Nick Grossmann, Bruno Gervais and camp invitee Hal Gill aiming for spots in the starting lineup. A trade could be a possibility to open up a position for Gustafsson.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 04:22:00 PM

Erik Gustafsson is among a group of nine defensemen on one-way contracts who are competing for spots on Philadelphia's blueline.

"I try not to think about what the roster is going to be like and just focus on my part," Gustafsson said earlier in the week. "I'm trying to do my best and show them I deserve regular minutes." He had some good moments (an assist and some scoring chances) and some bad ones (a turnover which led to shorthanded goal) in Sunday's pre-season loss to Toronto.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 02:30:00 PM

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5Michael Del Zotto
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7Nick Schultz
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G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery