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Erik Gustafsson got into Philadelphia's lineup on Tuesday night.

It was his first contest since Feb. 27, as he's been a healthy scratch for 14 straight games. Gustafsson has been limited to 28 appearances this season.

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Erik Gustafsson returned to action on Saturday January 25.

Erik Gustafsson D PHI 3 Months

Erik Gustafsson (knee) feels ready to return on Saturday.

That doesn't necessarily mean that Gustafsson will be used though. The Flyers might not have a spot for him in their lineup at the moment. He might have to wait until Philadelphia's winning streak is over before he gets a chance to return.

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Erik Gustafsson (knee) participated in his first full practice on Monday since he was injured Dec. 21.

There's a chance that he could be ready to return as early as Saturday's match-up against Tampa Bay. Gustafsson has missed six games with a sprained knee.

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Erik Gustafsson (knee) is projected to return in a week to 10 days.

Gustafsson has already missed five straight games due to the injury. He has two goals and five assists in 20 games this season.

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Erik Gustafsson is expected to miss the next two weeks due to a sprained knee.

Philadelphis is scheduled to play in six contests over that span. Gustafsson has two goals and seven points in 20 games in 2013-14.

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Erik Gustafsson might play Thursday after spending seven games in the press box.

Philadelphia will want to shake things up after its 7-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday. Gustafsson has a goal and five points in 15 games this season.

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Erik Gustafsson notched a goal for Philadelphia, but it came up way short in its 5-2 loss to Detroit on Saturday night

Coach Craig Berube was quoted recently as saying he didn't know when the young defenseman would get into a game, but he sure fooled us as Gustafsson was in there Saturday night. Perhaps this performance (he had an even outing, with four shots in 17:26). Tye McGinn scored the other goal for the Flyers. Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek had the assists.

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It's unclear when Erik Gustafsson will return to the Flyers' lineup.

The 24-year-old has been a healthy scratch in all five games so far. He played in 27 games and averaged more than 20 games last season. Flyers coach Craig Berube said he had no answer for when the defenseman would play.

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Erik Gustafsson isn't likely to be assigned to the minors.

"He would have to clear waivers," GM Paul Holmgren said. "That would be pretty risky. He's a young player that we really like." Philadelphia also has Kimmo Timonen, Mark Streit, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros, Nick Grossmann, Bruno Gervais and camp invitee Hal Gill aiming for spots in the starting lineup. A trade could be a possibility to open up a position for Gustafsson.