Flyers have announced that they have recalled
defenseman Erik Gustafsson from the Adirondack
Phantoms, according to club GM Paul Holmgren.
Gustafsson will be available for Philadelphia's
game tonight against the New York Islanders.
Gustafsson was previously recalled to the Flyers
on Februrary 16 and joined the team in Montreal,
where he appeared in his first game of the season.
He played in the next 10 games for the Flyers,
posting two assists and averaging 18:01 of ice
time, but was scratched in the Flyers last contest
He returned to the Phantoms on March 12 appearing
in seven games with the team in his latest two-week
stretch scoring one goal and three assists. His
goal on March 19 at Norfolk was his 100th career
professional point between Adirondack and Philadelphia
The Kvissleby, Sweden native has played in 39
games with Adirondack this season scoring 5-17-22.
He was also selected to represent the Adirondack
Phantoms in the AHL All-Star Classic for the second
time in his career but he was replaced on the
roster by Brandon Manning due to nagging injury
In 2011-12, he split his time pretty evenly between
the Phantoms and the Flyers. He played 28 games
with Adirondack posting 1-16-17 and he played
in 30 games with Philadelphia scoring 1-4-5. He
also would score a key goal in the NHL Playoffs
in Philadelphia's series-clinching victory over
Pittsburgh on April 22, 2012.
"Gus" had an outstanding rookie season
with Adirondack posting 5 goals and 44 assists
in 2010-11 to finish second on the team in points
just one behind Denis Hamel. His 44 assists are
a single-season record for the Adirondack Phantoms.
Gustafsson is also the Adirondack Phantoms all-time
assist leader with 82. He has 95 career points
in the AHL which places him third all-time in
Adirondack Phantoms' history trailing only Denis
Hamel (96) and Jason Akeson (99).
Adirondack travels to Binghamton on Friday night
to play the Senators and then returns home Saturday
night taking on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, AHL
affiliate of the New York Islanders. Saturday
is Phantoms Poster Night for the first 3,000 fans
in attendance courtesy of Glens Falls Printing
featuring a Team Autograph session after the game
in Heritage Hall. Get your tickets in advance
and save. Call the Phantoms at 518-480-3355.
Friday, March 29 (7:00) -
Adirondack Phantoms at Binghamton Senators
Saturday, March 30 (7:00) -
Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Adirondack Phantoms.
Phantoms Poster Night for first 3,000 fans presented
by Glens Falls Printing. Post-Game Autograph Session!
Monday, April 1 (7:00) -
Phantoms Power Hour on Q101.7. Host Bob Rotruck
with special player guests Kyle Flanagan and Mitch
Friday, April 5 (7:00) -
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, April 6 (7:00) -
Rochester Americans at Adirondack Phantoms. Fan
Appreciation Night with lots of great giveaways
Call the Phantoms in advance for tickets and
Sunday Family 3-Packs and SAVE! 518-480-3355
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