MONTREAL - Defenseman Erik Gustafsson, promoted from the Adirondack Phantoms, replaced Kurtis Foster in the Flyers lineup Saturday night in Montreal.
Gustafsson played in 30 games (one goal, four assists, plus-12) with the Flyers last season and had a strong playoff showing.
"I'm a lot more confident this year. I know what to expect," he said before the game.
Gustafsson, 24, a smooth skater and puck-mover who gives the Flyers some speed on the back end, has recovered from a fractured ankle - suffered while blocking a shot in December - that sidelined him during his stint with the Phantoms. He had four goals and 14 assists in 32 games with Adirondack.