Erik Gustafsson
D FA
4 months ago

Gustafsson signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Gustafsson had a semi-regular role with the Blackhawks in 2015-16, notching 14 assists and 58 shots on goal while registering a plus-11 rating in 41 games with Chicago, but the Swedish defender was unable to crack the big club's lineup last season, as he spent the entirety of the campaign with AHL Rockford, notching 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) in 68 games. The 2012 fourth-round pick will likely once again spend the majority of the 2017-18 campaign in the minors, but he'll get a chance to compete for a spot on the Blackhawks' Opening Night roster in training camp.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
7 months ago

Gustafsson was recalled from AHL Rockford on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

With the Blackhawks faced with a 3-0 series deficit against the Predators in the conference quarterfinals, GM Stan Bowman has called up Gustafsson along with forwards Kyle Baun and Tyler Motte. Giving all of those players a look in Game 4 wouldn't necessarily be an unprecedented move considering Chicago is in desperation mode, and the Swedish blueliner actually appeared in 41 NHL games last season, not including five in the playoffs. Gustafsson should be a sneaky option if it's not too late to add him in playoff pools.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
2 years ago

Gustafsson will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Ducks, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Joel Quenneville will shake up his defensive pairings Saturday as Gustafsson will sit in place of Trevor Van Riemsdyk. Gustafsson had played in all 11 games since returning from a lower body injury in mid-January.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
2 years ago

Gustafsson (lower body) will rejoin the lineup Sunday against the Canadiens, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gustafsson missed each of the past two games with what was reportedly a small right knee issue. It appears it's doing well enough for him tor return Sunday, where he will rejoin one of the hottest lineups in the NHL at the moment. The 24-year-old blueliner has been a nice source of offense in his 14 games with the team, notching seven assists over that span and carving out a role on the power play.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
2 years ago

Gustafsson (lower body) won't play Friday against the Maple Leafs.

EDGE Analysis

Gustafsson will miss a second consecutive game Friday with a lower-body ailment he sustained in Tuesday's game against Nashville. The 23-year-old blueliner is listed as day-to-day with the ailment, indicating he could return to action as soon as Sunday against the Canadiens. Expect an update on Gustafsson's status ahead of the Hawks' matchup with Montreal.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
2 years ago

Gustafsson (lower body) won't play Thursday against the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

Gustafsson left Thursday's morning skate early after tweaking a lower-body injury he sustained in Tuesday's game against Nashville. His absence Thursday will be a big blow to the Hawks' defense, as the former fourth round pick has been fantastic of late, racking up three assists and five shots on goal in Chicago's last three games. Expect an update on Gustafsson's status ahead of Friday's matchup with Toronto.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
2 years ago

Gustafsson was recalled by the Blackhawks on Monday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gustafsson will join the Blackhawks to provide some depth along the blue line for the club's upcoming two-game road trip. The team placed Marcus Kruger on injured reserve in a corresponding move, main it possible Gustafsson will stay with the club even when they return to Chicago.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
2 years ago

Gustafsson was reassigned to AHL Rockford on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Despite putting in six solid performances, during which he accumulated three assists and a plus-5 rating, Gustafsson has been relegated back to the AHL following Michal Rozsival's return from injury. Gustafsson is currently playing his first season in North America at 23 years old, and is likely to be recalled to the big club at some point this season.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
2 years ago

Gustafsson was recalled by the Blackhawks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With Duncan Keith (knee) still approximately four weeks away from returning to game action, and Michael Rozsival (ankle) still working his way back from injury, the Blackhawks' defensive corps has been stretched thin of late. Gustafsson, who has tallied one assist and 10 PIM in eight games with AHL Rockford this season, will bolster Chicago's depth at defense until Rozsival can make his long anticipated return. Gustafsson likely won't play Thursday against the Jets, but could draw into the Hawks' lineup Friday against Minnesota.

Erik Gustafsson
D FA
2 years ago

Gustafsson was recalled from AHL Rockford on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

In eight games with AHL Rockford, Gustafsson tallied one assist and picked up 10 penalty minutes this season. He spent last season in the Swedish Hockey League, where he picked up 29 points in 55 games. Gustafsson is in line to be the seventh defenseman for the Blackhawks and will be available if someone else on their blue line goes down.