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ERIK GUSTAFSSON RUMORS

Gustafsson bolts Flyers for Russia

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustafsson decides to leave Flyers for KHL

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) 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...
Via The Hockey Guys
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Gustafsson to the KHL

Image courtesy of Amy Irvin 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Net May 16, 2014: Gus goes to KHL: Pens fire Ray Shero

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. We look at the Flyers losing a defenseman, a firing in the Metro division and  Stanley Cup playoff news. Gus to KHL Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has reportedly signed a deal with Avangard Omsk:[BroadStreetHockey-Kurt R.] [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] [Hockeybuzz...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Gustafsson ready to return, but are Flyers ready for him?

Philadelphia Flyers' defenseman Erik Gustafsson feels that he is ready to return to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a sprained knee - but there's a problem.The Flyers are on a roll, winning seven of those eight matches, including steaks of four and their current streak of three straight, their only loss a hard-fought loss at Colorado last Thursday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Gustafsson out 2 weeks

Philadelphia Flyers Erik Gustafsson will be out for approximately two weeks after spraining his left knee on Saturday during their 6-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. On Saturday night before suffering from the knee sprain in the third period, he played nineteen shifts averaging just under twelve minutes of ice time. So far this season Gustafsson has played twenty games for...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Gustafsson out 2 weeks with knee sprain

Erik Gustafsson scored his second goal of the season on Thursday in the Flyers comeback win against the Columbus Blue Jackets. (Photo Courtesy of Yahoo Sports Canada)   The 6-3 loss for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday didn't come without a further loss. On Thursday night, Erik Gustafsson played an integral part to the Flyers third-period...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Gustafsson Stands Out, Bryz vs. USA, Canada vs. Norway

Gustafsson Starring for Sweden at Worlds The selection of Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson for Sweden's World Championship team came as a surprise to some in his native country. The 24-year-old, who has dressed in 60 NHL games and had no previous national team experience at either the junior or senior levels, has thus far rewarded the faith shown in him by SIF (the Swedish...
Via HockeyBuzz
May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Gustafsson, Two on Waivers, Harry Z

The Flyers got some good news yesterday on the injury front regarding Erik Gustafsson. The young defenseman, who has had tough luck with injuries during his pro career, does not appear likely to miss significant time after being forced to leave Wednesday's 4-1 win over Washington. Early in the second period, Gustafsson suffered a deep bruise on his left shin after his shin...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Gustafsson, Willcox

As things stand right now, the Flyers are likely to enter the 2012-13 season with eight defensemen on their NHL roster. The question is whether Erik Gustafsson will be one of them. This topic was the subject of some debate the other day among media members attending the prospect development camp in Voorhees. On the one hand, Gustafsson is the best puck-moving option in the farm...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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