20 April, 2014


The Caps' Injury Bug Bites Across Oceans

Anton GustafssonSaturday night I had a chance to share an elevator ride with Bengt Gustafsson after the Caps’ 2-1 victory over the Rangers. He’d come to D.C. for a week to compare coaching notes with Coach Boudreau, which I think is pretty cool. I asked father about son, Caps’ 2008 first-round pick Anton. It’s been a season of injuries for the promising pivot, who is playing for Bofors in the second highest professional league in Sweden.

You’ll recall that Gustafsson aggravated a lower back injury while attending Capitals’ Development Camp here last July. He’s fully recovered from that, according to Dad. But then he suffered a moderate knee injury in a collision fairly early in the season. Just when he’d recovered from that he broke a finger early in December. He’s just healing up from that. Overall, he’s played in 16 games for Borfors and tallied 5 goals and 3 assists.

“The injuries set in right after Washington selected him,” Dad quipped with a smile.

Dad also confirmed that the plan remains for Anton to graduate to the Swedish Elite League next season, with Frolunda. Borfors’ season will end at the end of February.  



2 Comments

  1. Strungout wrote:

    Seems he’s made of balsa wood.
    Great.

    5 January, 2009 at 5:52 pm | Permalink
  2. Gustafsson was always one of my favorites.
    would you add me to your blog roll? i’d greatly appreciate it!
    thanks,
    Dave
    http://capsnewsnetwork.blogspot.com/

    5 January, 2009 at 6:18 pm | Permalink