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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
57-11-5 119
44-20-9 97
42-26-6 90
36-30-7 79
35-31-6 76
35-33-5 75
31-32-9 71
29-38-6 64

2022 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 32 39 8 19:46 23

Top Erik Gustafsson News

  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Not playing Saturday

    Gustafsson is not with the Maple Leafs on Saturday and won't play against the Hurricanes as he is dealing with a personal matter, David Alter of Sports Illustrated reports.

    Gustafsson went to Washington for a family matter. He was dealt from the Capitals at the trade deadline. Gustafsson has an assist in eight games with the Maple Leafs after scoring seven goals and adding 31 helpers in 61 games with Washington before the trade.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Gets first point with new team

    Gustafsson recorded an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Hurricanes.

    This was the the first point in six games for Gustafsson following his trade from the Capitals. The journeyman's best season was in 2018-19, when he dropped 60 points in 79 games for the Blackhawks, but the constant shuffling between teams has made it tough for him to reach new heights offensively. Worse yet, his TOI has dropped to 14:06 since being traded to Toronto after he registered 20:22 TOI and a 38-point output with the Caps.

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  • Maple Leafs' Erik Gustafsson: Acquired in swap

    Gustafsson and a 2023 first-round pick were traded to the Leafs from the Capitals in exchange for Rasmus Sandin on Tuesday.

    Gustafsson has excelled in a more offensive role for the Caps this season following the injury to John Carlson (face). In 61 games this year, the 30-year-old Gustafsson has generated seven goals and 31 assists, including 11 power-play points. With his new club, Gustafsson should be in the mix for power-play minutes, though the acquisition of Jake McCabe has created a crowded blue line for Toronto.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Second on team in assists

    Gustavsson picked up three assists in a 6-3 loss to Florida on Thursday.

    Gustafsson now has 26 assists, second to Evgeni Kuznetsov (36) on the Capitals. He's having the best season of his career since his 60-point season in Chicago in 2018-19. Gustafsson has flaws in his on-ice game, but his fantasy production can be exceptional when he's given the opportunity to be the top offensive option. He's on a near 50-point pace right now and will continue to play maestro for the Caps' offense until John Carlson (face) returns later in the season.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Puts up helper

    Gustafsson notched an assist and two shots on goal in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Sharks.

    Gustafsson's gone 12 games without a goal, but he's managed five assists and 29 shots on net in that span. The 30-year-old defenseman is up to 30 points, 102 shots on net, 50 blocked shots, 45 hits and a plus-8 rating through 54 contests. He continues to serve as the Capitals' top offensive defenseman with John Carlson (face) sidelined.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Provides assist in loss

    Gustafsson notched an assist and three shots on goal in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Gustafsson set up a T.J. Oshie tally late in the second period. With four points over his last eight games, Gustafsson's offense has started to come back down after an impressive two-week burst in December. He's up to seven goals, 20 assists, 86 shots on net, 44 blocked shots, 36 hits and a plus-11 rating through 48 contests overall.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Garners helper Monday

    Gustafsson provided an assist and three shots on goal in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders.

    Gustafsson is up to three points through seven games in January, a significant downturn after he closed December on a seven-game, 13-point streak. He's still seeing premium minutes for scoring chances while John Carlson (face) is out of action. Gustafsson has seven goals, 19 helpers, 81 shots on net, 42 blocked shots, 36 hits and a plus-11 rating through 45 appearances this season.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Scores in win

    Gustafsson scored the lone goal Sunday in a 1-0 victory over the Blue Jackets.

    Gustafsson's goal early in the first period, a long-range wrist shot that got past a screened Elvis Merzlikins, would stand as the game-winner in the 1-0 victory. With the tally Sunday, Gustafsson has 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in his last 11 contests. The 30-year-old blueliner has emerged as an offensive threat in Washington this season with seven goals and 18 assists through 42 games.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Seven-game, 13-point streak

    Gustafsson had a goal and two assists in a 9-2 win over Montreal on Saturday.

    His goal came quick Saturday when he worked a give-and-go with Evgeny Kuznetsov and scored from the left face-off circle just 32 seconds into the game. Gustafsson is on a seven-game, 13-point streak (six goals, seven assists) and he'll continue to get a lot of offensive opportunities with John Carlson (face) still out.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Two-point effort against Rangers

    Gustafsson scored an even-strength goal and added a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Rangers.

    He notched the secondary helper on what proved to be Marcus Johansson's game-winner midway through the first period, then gave the Capitals their first insurance marker late in the second. Gustafsson extended his point streak to five games in the process, a stretch in which he's racked up an improbable five goals and nine points, but with John Carlson (face) on injured reserve the journeyman blueliner could remain productive as long as he keeps his spot on Washington's first power-play unit.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Two points against Detroit

    Gustafsson scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-3 overtime win over the Red Wings.

    After collecting a helper on the first of two Nic Dowd tallies 11 seconds apart in the second period, Gustafsson snuck off the blue line, took a feed from Lars Eller and snapped a shot past Ville Husso from the faceoff circle to tie the game at 3-3 early in the third. Gustafsson has erupted for four goals and five points over the last two games, but he had only one assist in the nine games prior. On the season, the veteran blueliner has four goals and 15 points through 33 contests.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: First career NHL hat trick

    Gustafsson scored a hat trick Saturday in a 5-2 win over Toronto.

    Where did that come from? Gustafsson came in without a goal this season before notching his first career hat trick Saturday. Washington fans hoping to see Alex Ovechkin's next goal will have to settle for Gustafsson's season-best performance. Gustafsson has never repeated his bombastic 60-point season in 2018-19 and won't this season. He had just one assist in his previous nine games. Great game, but don't overestimate his fantasy value based on this performance.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: On track to play

    Gustafsson (upper body) is on the ice for warmups, indicating he'll play Tuesday versus the Blackhawks, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Gustafsson missed one game with the injury. He has just one assist in his last seven games, but he'll play in a top-four role with time on the second power-play unit.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Game-time decision

    Gustafsson (upper body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday against Chicago, Tom Gulitti of reports.

    Gustafsson was able to participate in the morning skate and said afterward that he felt good. The Capitals defender sat out Sunday's contest versus Winnipeg. Gustafsson has accounted for 10 assists, 40 shots on goal, 29 blocks and 22 hits in 29 games this yar.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Game-time decision Sunday

    Gustafsson (undisclosed) will be a game-time call Sunday against the Jets, per Samantha Pell of The Washington Post.

    Gustafsson left Sunday's morning skate early with an undisclosed injury, leaving his status against Winnipeg in flux. The 30-year-old blueliner has 10 points, all assists, in 29 contests this season. Recent call-ups Lucas Johansen and Dylan McIlrath could slot into the lineup as the Capitals' blue line depth continues to be tested.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Not playing Sunday

    Gustafsson (upper body) will not be available Sunday against Winnipeg, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.

    Gustafsson will miss his first game of the year Sunday. The 30-year-old blueliner has 10 assists with a minus-8 rating through 29 games this season. Fortunately for Washington, Dmitry Orlov (lower body) is set to return after a 16-game absence.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Sets up game-winner

    Gustafsson tallied an assist and blocked two shots during Wednesday's 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers.

    Gustafsson fed Alex Ovechkin for the game-winning goal in overtime as the Capitals got back in the win column for the first time in five games. The 30-year-old has chipped in eight points in 21 games but also carries a paltry minus-9 rating over that span and possesses limited fantasy upside in standard formats.

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  • Capitals' Erik Gustafsson: Distributes three PP assists

    Gustafsson recorded three power-play assists, three blocked shots, two hits and two PIM in Monday's 5-4 win over the Oilers.

    Gustafsson has four helpers, all on the power play, in his last five games. He's done an admirable job of filling on the first man-advantage unit with John Carlson (lower body) out. For the season, Gustafsson has earned six assists while adding 13 shots on net, 16 blocked shots, 13 hits and a minus-5 rating in 14 contests.

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Player Bio

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