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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
36-16-3 75
33-17-5 71
29-20-7 65
28-22-4 60
22-18-14 58
24-21-8 56
24-21-7 55
17-26-10 44

2023 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 19 24 0 17:11 23

Top Erik Gustafsson News

  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Two shots on net

    Gustafsson had two shots on net over 15:55 of ice time in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Ducks.

    After sitting out one game, Gustafsson (lower body) returned to the ice and joined fellow third-pairing defenseman Braden Schneider. Gustafsson's TOI didn't include any run with the man advantage, as Jacob Trouba served as the lone blueliner on the second unit Sunday.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Good to go Sunday

    Gustafsson (lower body) will be in Sunday's lineup against the Ducks, Mollie Walker of the New York Post reports.

    Gustafsson was unavailable Saturday against the Kings but will get back in the lineup after just one missed game. The veteran blueliner has four goals and 21 points through 44 games this season.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Out Saturday

    Gustafsson (lower body) won't play Saturday against the Kings, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Matthew Robertson was recalled from AHL Hartford on Friday, indicating the Rangers would need some defensive depth Saturday. It'll be the first game Gustafsson's missed this campaign. He has four goals and 21 points through 44 outings. Zac Jones will likely slot into Gustafsson's spot on the third pairing.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Notches three helpers in win

    Gustafsson logged three assists in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

    Two of Gustafsson's three assists came on the power play in the Rangers' three-goal victory. The 31-year-old blueliner now has four helpers in his last two contests after going eight games without a point. Gustafsson's been relegated back to a bottom-pairing role since Adam Fox returned from injury, limiting his scoring production, though he's had a solid campaign overall with 19 points (three goals, 16 assists) through 30 outings in his first season with New York.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Offers helper in shootout win

    Gustafsson notched an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over the Blue Jackets.

    Gustafsson set up Chris Kreider's first-period tally. The helper extended Gustafsson's point streak to four games (one goal, five assists). The 31-year-old defenseman has filled in admirably with Adam Fox (lower body) out. Gustafsson's recent surge has him up to 10 points, 22 shots on net, 16 blocked shots and a plus-7 rating through 14 contests overall.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Adds two assists

    Gustafsson logged a pair of assists in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Red Wings.

    Gustafsson picked up his first assist on Vincent Trocheck's opening tally 1:40 into the first period before setting up Chris Kreider on a second-period power play. The 31-year-old Gustafsson has seen his role increase with Adam Fox (lower body) on the long-term IR -- Gustafsson has posted four points (a goal and three assists) in two games since moving into a top-four role and taking over on the top power-play unit. Overall, Gustafsson is up to eight points (three goals, five assists) through his first 12 games with the Rangers.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: One of each in shootout loss

    Gustafsson recorded a goal and an assist on two shots in the Rangers' 5-4 shootout loss to the Wild on Saturday.

    Gustafsson extended the Rangers' lead to 3-0 with a shot in the slot that beat Filip Gustavsson. He would also pick up a helper on Chris Kreider's goal. In his first year with the Rangers, he has started strong with three goals and six points in 11 games. With Adam Fox sidelined with a lower-body injury, Gustafsson will be expected to take on the role of power-play quarterback on the Rangers' top power-play unit.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Pair of points in win

    Gustafsson scored a goal, dished a power-play assist and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Flames.

    The 31-year-old set up Alexis Lafreniere's goal to tie the game at 1-1, and then poked in a shot from Filip Chytil that leaked past Jacob Markstrom in the Flames' crease. Gustafsson has a pair of two-point games to go with four scoreless outings this season, giving him two goals and four assists. He's also produced 10 shots on net, seven blocked shots and a plus-5 rating while working on the third pairing.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Two points in loss

    Gustafsson had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

    His goal came just 50 seconds into the game to push the Rangers up 1-0. Gustafsson is coming off a 42-point season between Washington and Toronto and has a 60-point season on his resume. However, his fantasy value with the Rangers is limited behind Adam Fox and K'Andre Miller.

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  • Rangers' Erik Gustafsson: Inks one-year deal

    Gustafsson agreed to a one-year, $825,000 contract with the Rangers on Saturday, per Arthur Staple of The Athletic.

    Gustafsson recorded seven goals, 42 points, 52 hits and 63 blocks in 70 contests between Washington and Toronto in 2022-23. In order to replicate those numbers next season, he'll likely need to get a reasonable amount of power-play ice time with the Rangers. Gustafsson averaged 2:15 with the man advantage last season and contributed 14 assists in that role. That said, the 31-year-old might start the season serving as the sixth or seventh defenseman, per Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today, and that limited role would in turn hinder his offensive potential.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Practicing on power play

    Gustafsson was quarterbacking the second power-play unit at practice Saturday, Jonas Siegel of The Athletic reports.

    Gustafsson was also practicing on the fourth defense unit, so he isn't a lock to dress Sunday for Game 3 in Florida. The Maple Leafs could add him to the lineup and go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen, as Matthew Knies will miss the game with a concussion suffered in Game 2. Gustafsson has played only once in the postseason, seeing 7:38 of action in Game 6 versus Tampa Bay. He had seven goals and 35 assists in 70 regular-season games this season.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Good to play Saturday

    Gustafsson (upper body) is slated to return for Game 6 against Tampa Bay on Saturday, according to Bruce Arthur of the Toronto Star.

    Gustafsson last played April 8 due to the injury. He had seven goals and 42 points in 70 regular-season contests between Washington and Toronto. The Maple Leafs are projected to use seven defensemen Saturday, so forward Sam Lafferty is expected to be a healthy scratch.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Out again

    Gustafsson (upper body) won't play Thursday versus the Lightning in Game 5, NHL.com's Dave McCarthy reports.

    Gustafsson will miss his eighth straight game. With the Maple Leafs ahead 3-1 in the series, it's unclear how much of this is a lingering injury and how much is the team not wanting to mess with a winning formula. It's safe to assume Gustafsson will be out indefinitely until more information is available.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Remains out for Game 3

    Gustafsson (upper body) won't play in Saturday's Game 3 versus the Lightning, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Gustafsson is set to miss his sixth straight game. The 31-year-old defenseman had four assists in nine games after he was traded from the Capitals to the Maple Leafs. Toronto has depth on the blue line, so it doesn't need to rush the 31-year-old back.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Out again Thursday

    Gustafsson (upper body) won't play in Thursday's Game 2 versus the Lightning, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Gustafsson will miss his fifth straight game with the injury. It's not clear when he'll be ready to play, so he should be considered day-to-day ahead of Game 3 on Saturday.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Not participating in Game 1

    Gustafsson (upper body) took warmups but won't play in Tuesday's Game 1 versus the Lightning, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Gustafsson's absence will stretch to four games, though his presence in warmups suggests he may be near a return. His next chance to play is Thursday.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Won't return Thursday

    Gustafsson (upper body) will miss Thursday's game against the Rangers, according to David Alter of Sports Illustrated.

    It will be Toronto's third straight contest without Gustafsson. He has seven goals and 42 points in 70 outings this season. Gustafsson registered three assists in a 7-1 victory over Montreal on Saturday, which was his last appearance before getting hurt.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Won't play Tuesday

    Gustafsson (upper body) won't play Tuesday versus Tampa Bay, Mark Masters of TSN reports.

    Gustafsson will miss his second consecutive contest after being a late scratch for Monday's 2-1 overtime win against Florida. Conor Timmins will suit up in Tuesday's matchup with the Lightning.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 197 lbs
Birthplace: Nynashamn, Sweden
Age: 31
Experience: 7
Shoots: Left