WITHOUT AS much as a phone call, Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson bolted for Russia.
For Gustafsson, the writing apparently was on the wall. In addition to acquiring Andrew MacDonald last season before the trade deadline, coach Craig Berube decided to use 39-year-old Hal Gill over him for Game 5 against the Rangers, with Nick Grossmann out.
Yesterday, while skating for Sweden...
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First reported early Friday morning by Sports.ru’s Igor Eronko, Philadelphia Flyers RFA Erik Gustafsson has inked a deal with Avantgard Omsk of the KHL.
Though the report was confirmed by a pair of Swedish newspapers, it was not completely clear for hours as to whether or not Gustafsson would actually be leaving for Russia. The Flyers issued a statement...
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According to Igor Eronko of the hockey department for Sports.ru, defenseman Erik Gustafsson has signed a deal with the KHL team Avangard Omsk. It is just speculation at the moment, but it sounds as though Gustafsson has played his last game as a Flyer.
Gustafsson is an undrafted 25-year-old d-man that attended Northern Michigan University before becoming...
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(Photo: USA Today) According to Flyers insider Anthony SanFilippo, the Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed defenseman Erik Gustafsson to a 1-year deal worth $1 million. Gustafsson, 24, was signed by the Flyers to a 3-year, entry level contract in 2010 after being undrafted. He has played 60 games in the National Hockey League, scoring four goals [...]
NHLTags: Cal HeeterErik GustafssonOliver LauridsenTeam SwedenClaude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and Luke Schenn were four of the marquis players from the Philadelphia Flyers that participated in the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
As members of Team Canada, none of them returned home with any hardware.
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NHLTags: Adirondack PhantomsErik GustafssonMatt FordThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they have made two minor moves in the organization.
Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has been loaned to the Adirondack Phantoms while forward Matt Ford has been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets for “future considerations.”