The Adirondack Phantoms have announced that defenseman
Erik Gustafsson has been sent to the team on loan
from the Philadelphia Flyers according to Philadelphia
general manager Paul Holmgren. He will be eligible
to play in Friday night's game vs. Portland.
Gustafsson, 23 (12/15/1988), comes to Glens Falls
for the second time this season. He played with
the Phantoms from October 8 through October 26
appearing in eight games and recording four assists.
He was called up to Philadelphia at the end of
October and appeared in five games with one assist.
His last game was November 5. Gustafsson had surgery
on his wrist in November and has been on the shelf
since that time.
The native of Kvisselby, Sweden finished second
on Adirondack in scoring in 2010-11 with 49 points,
trailing Denis Hamel by just one point. He led
the team with 44 assists.
The smooth skating product of Northern Michigan
University represented Adirondack at the AHL All-Star
Classic and won the puck-handling contest in the
skills competition. He was also named to the post-season
AHL All-Rookie squad.
He also played in three games with the Flyers
last year, making his NHL debut on February 25
at Ottawa. Gustafsson joined the Flyers organization
at the end of the 2009-10 NCAA season and played
five games with Adirondack of April, 2010 in his
professional debut season.
Friday, December 30, 7:00 - Portland Pirates at
Phantoms. $2 draft beer specials through first
Saturday, December 31, 7:00 - Albany Devils at
Phantoms. Big New Year's Eve game! Time Warner
Cable Cup Rivalry game.
Wednesday, January 4, 7:00 - Binghamton Senators
at Phantoms. $1 hot dogs.
Friday, January 6, 7:00 - Outdoor Classic! Hershey
Bears vs. Adirondack Phantoms at Citizens Bank
Park in Philadelphia.
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