Monday, February 4, 2013
Flyers may look to Gustafsson
By Tom Carpenter
Erik Gustafsson likely would have made the Philadelphia Flyers roster out of camp if he had been healthy, but a high-ankle sprain kept him from participating in the AHL All-Star game and joining the Flyers out of the gate. However, Frank Seravalli of Philly.com believes the Flyers will bring him up soon.
"He would provide some much-needed up-ice mobility for the Flyers," Seravalli noted. "Braydon Coburn's agility stood out on Saturday night, as he collected his first goal of the season by joining the rush.
"[Kurtis Foster], who has a blast from the point, also scored his first goal of the season - but the coaches have chosen [Bruno Gervais] over him in the lineup this year based on his skating. Nick Grossmann and Luke Schenn both provide size, but poor foot speed. Kimmo Timonen is slowing down by the day."
In 28 AHL games this season, the 24-year-old Gustafsson has 3 goals, 15 points and 27 PIM, though he sports an ugly minus-13 rating.