Last week of Flyers training camp and there are still a couple of roster spots up in the air and a couple of critical decisions that need to be made.
Among them remains the most obvious question since training camp began: What to do with all these defensemen and who is the sixth and seventh man to start the season?
From the four days in Lake Placid to Monday’s practice at the...
(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: Maxim LamarcheMichael RafflMika PyoralaI was asked not long ago who the Philadelphia Flyers had in their farm system that could step up in a season or two on defense.
The best suggestions that I could offer were Erik Gustafsson, who has already played in 67 NHL games over the last three seasons, and Oliver Lauridsen.
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.
It was defenseman Erik Gustafsson...
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...
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.”
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...
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By Jake Pavorsky (@JakePavorsky)
Another defenseman has apparently bit the dust. The Philadelphia Flyers have called up Erik Gustafsson, a move that was certainly in correlation to the injury top defenseman Kimmo Timonen sustained Friday night. Timonen was injured midway through the game and never came out for the third and final period with what GM Paul Holmgren described...
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...
As an undrafted free-agent out of Northern Michigan University, there wasn’t too much hype when the Flyer’s signed the defenseman who was the Captain of his team before bolting to the Flyer’s organization at the end of the 2009-2010 season.
He showed enough with the Adirondack Phantoms that he was called up to the to play [...]