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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 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

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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

Erik Gustafsson has agreed to a one-year/$1 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Gustafsson had three goals and eight points in 27 games with the Flyers last season. The Flyers are over the cap and have eight blueliners guaranteed a cap hit of $1 million or more next season. With that in mind, it seems almost certain that at least one of their blueliners will be moved before the summer is over.
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Erik Gustafsson was among four Philadelphia Flyers who received a qualifying offer from the team.

The Flyers also retained the negotiation rights to restricted free agents Oliver Lauridsen, Eric Wellwood and Brandon Manning.
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 09:25:00 AM

Erik Gustafsson scored the game-winning goal Wednesday in Philadelphia's comeback win over Montreal.

The Flyers scored three goals in the third period to rally from a 3-2 deficit. Gustafsson recorded five shots and logged 17:17 of ice time in the match. He has three points in 15 games this campaign.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Philadelphia has summoned Erik Gustafsson from the minors.

The Flyers were in need of a defenseman after Andrej Meszaros re-injured his shoulder. Gustafsson has skated in 11 games this campaign, while posting two assists and a minus-5 rating.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 06:55:00 PM

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C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Kris Newbury
LW1Scott Hartnell
2Matt Read
3Tye McGinn
4Zac Rinaldo
5Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Steve Downie
4Michael Raffl
5Adam Hall
6Jason Akeson
D1Mark Streit
2Kimmo Timonen
3Braydon Coburn
4Andrew MacDonald
5Nicklas Grossmann
6Luke Schenn
7Erik Gustafsson
8Hal Gill
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery
3Yann Danis
4Cal Heeter