Maybe we can just for once get out of this with let's say a bruise and a day-to-day listing? .. who am I trying to fool, it's the Flyers and he is going to miss for a month probably....
Hopefully not another broken foot?
It could be a day to day thing. I think he blocked a shot w/ his shin in the 2nd so I doubt it's a another broken foot but obviously that doesn't mean it's not serious. Should have an update today or tomorrow.
Gus was playing really well (only had 1 bad game IMO) and with Mez on his way back I was feeling optimistic about the defense.
I hope it's a day to day thing. Gus has had some freak injuries in his time in Philadelphia. Hopefully he remained out of last night's game as a precaution. He's been playing some big minutes since coming back to the big club and hasn't looked out of place.
Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson went out of tonight's 4-1 Flyers victory over the Washington Capitals after taking a shot off his shin.
Afterward, Gustafsson, who missed a lot of games with the Phantoms after going out with a broken ankle -- suffered after he blocked a shot -- in December, said this injury is on his other leg.
But sources say Gustafsson isn't dealing with the after-effects of a shot to the shin, but rather a possible pulled groin muscle. Either way, Gustafsson, while not revealing the nature of the injury, is hopeful it doesn't turn out to be a serious one.
"Obviously you don't want to be injured but it's part of the game," he said. "Stuff happens. It got treated ... I'll be back sooner rather than later."
Another game, another injury for the Flyers. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson, who has been an important, mobile addition since his recall from Adirondack, left 7 minutes into the second period and did not return.
Officially, the Flyers called it a "lower-body" injury, but Gustafsson was suffering from groin discomfort. The injury is considered to be relatively minor. Gustafsson told reporters postgame that blocking a shot caused a shin injury. He missed more than a month of action in the AHL with an ankle fracture in December.
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those asking: Gustafsson made it sound as if his shin injury is not serious last night from shot block
Sounds like he will probably miss only a couple of games at worst.
i really hope this is the case. i think he's played very well overall so far. with Mez coming back in around a week or so i'm looking forward to seeing a fully healthy d-core for the first time this year.
Honestly again!? I have been loving his play and he always seems to play well then get injured I think he provides this team with a lot with his puck movement ability and had been providing us with quality minutes
when i spoke with him at the early bird bbq last nite, he said he was ok.
That's good news, we should know more after practice today (noon I think). It's an early game tomorrow so unless he's a game time decision we should know later today if he's good to go. I really hope he doesn't miss significant time if any.