Erik Gustafsson leaving Flyers for KHL
Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson has signed with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall confirmed earlier reports that the 25-year-old Swede will not return to Philadelphia next season.
"I spoke with Erik today and he informed me that he does in fact, have a deal in place to play overseas. Although we are disappointed in his decision, we wish him all the best," Hextall said.
Gustafsson turned in a disappointing 2013-14 season that included several healthy scratches. He was in line to be a restricted free agent after completing a one-year, $1 million deal with the Flyers. He originally joined the Flyers via a three-year, entry-level contract in March of 2010.
Gustafsson scored six goals, tallied 17 assists and took 14 penalty minutes in 91 NHL games.