Friday, February 25, 2011

Flyers recall D Gustafsson

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have recalled 5-10, 180-pound defenseman Erik Gustafsson from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.  He will join the team in Ottawa and will be available for tomorrow night’s game vs. the Senators.

This is the second NHL call-up for Gustafsson.  He was recalled on December 29 and spent five days with the Flyers before being returned to Adirondack on January 3, but did not appear in any of the three games the Flyers played while he was on the roster.

Gustafsson, 22 (12-15-88), was signed by the Flyers as a free agent on March 3, 2010.  He is tied for the team lead in scoring with five goals an 28 assists for 33 points in 53 games.  The 28 assists rank first among AHL rookies.

A native of Kvissleby, Sweden, Gustafsson joined the Phantoms for five games last season following the end of a three-year career at Northern Michigan University.  He scored two goals and added five assists for seven points in those five games.  Over three seasons at Northern Michigan, Gustafsson posted seven goals and 86 assists for 93 points in 123 games.

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