Defensemen Erik Gustafsson
and Brandon Manning have been returned on loan
to the Adirondack Phantoms according to Philadelphia
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. Both will
be eligible to play for the Phantoms this weekend
beginning with the team's Friday night game at
the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Both of the roster moves were made immediately
prior to the Flyers' game on Tuesday night against
Gustafsson is a second-year pro out of Northern
Michigan University. He has played in 27 games
with the Flyers this season. He scored his first
NHL goal on February 16 vs. Buffalo. Gustafsson
was with the Phantoms again from February 17 through
March 3 and was then recalled again by the Flyers
playing in nine more NHL games in his latest NHL
stint from March 4 through 18. The Kvissleby,
Sweden native led the Phantoms in assists last
year with 44 and was named to the AHL All-Rookie
Team. This year with Adirondack he has played
in only 13 games due to spending most of his time
with Philadelphia. He has scored one goal and
10 assists with the Phantoms in 2011-12.
Manning is in his rookie season after serving
as the captain of the Chilliwack Bruins in the
WHL last year. The 21-year-old made his NHL debut
on March 8 against Tampa Bay and played in three
games in his first ever National Hockey League
call-up. He was called up again last weekend and
played one more game for the Flyers, his fourth
total, on March 18 against Pittsburgh. He has
five goals and five assists in 34 games with the
Phantoms this season. He did not begin playing
until December while rehabbing an injury through
the first two months of the season in October
and November. The Prince George, BC native led
all WHL defensemen with 21 goals last year.
Adirondack's next home games are Saturday, March
24 against Springfield on Star Wars Night followed
by a Sunday, March 25 matchup with Binghamton
on Dax's first birthday celebration. For tickets,
call the Phantoms at (518) 480-3355.
Friday, March 23, 7:00 - Adirondack Phantoms at
Saturday, March 24, 7:00 - Springfield Falcons
at Adirondack Phantoms. Star Wars Night with Darth
Vader and Boba Fett! Guns 'N Hoses Charity Game
at 3:00 to benefit NY Special Olympics.
Sunday, March 25, 3:00 - Binghamton Senators at
Adirondack Phantoms. Dax's Birthday Party and
Mascot Mania!! Post-game skate with the Phantoms
players presented by Glens Falls Hospital.
Get great savings with the Phantoms when you bring
your group of 15 friends or co-workers to a game.
Group-rates available as low as $13 per person.
Call the Phantoms to find out more at 518-480-3355.
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for any game in March plus a St. Patrick's Day
O'Phantoms logo T-Shirt all for only $30.
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Sunday home games! Get 3 tickets, 3 hot dogs,
3 sodas, 1 large popcorn and 1 program all for
only $39. That's a savings of $26!
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