Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has released a statement regarding Erik Gustafsson's decision to play in Russia.
"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."
Since Gustafsson is slated to become a restricted free agent, the Flyers can still extend a qualifying offer to him to retain his rights should he want to come back and play in the NHL.
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