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31 Erik Ersberg G
Height/Weight: 5-11/182 | Birthdate: 3/8/1982 | Birthplace: Sala, Sweden | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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10/23/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg's Contract To Be Terminated By Kings

News: Ersburg has cleared waivers, and the Kings are in the process of terminating his contract, reports LA Kings Insider.
Analysis: Ersberg left the Kings' AHL affiliate without permission, allowing them the opportunity to end their financial commitment. Ersberg will look to join a KHL team.

10/6/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg A Monarch After Clearing Waivers From Kings

News: Ersberg cleared waivers and was reassigned to Manchester of the AHL.
Analysis: He'll either need an injury at the NHL level or open some eyes down there with his play to get picked up by another team to have any fantasy impact at this point.

10/5/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg Placed on Waivers By Kings

News: Ersberg has been placed on waivers by the Kings.
Analysis: That's hardly a surprise after the team announced that Jonathan Bernier had won the backup goalie battle. We'll see if he lands with another NHL team before totally writing him off for this year.

10/3/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg Future Cloudy After Losing Backup Battle For Kings

News: Ersberg failed to win the backup duties for the Kings, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: His future is a little cloudy right now as he could return to Sweden or perhaps land with another NHL team. In any event, Jonathan Bernier will open the season as the Kings' backup goaltender to Jonathan Quick.

9/25/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg Returns to Kings' Practice

News: Ersberg (hand) returned to practice Saturday, LAKingsInsider.com reports.
Analysis: Ersberg is starting to slide behind Jonathan Bernier in the battle for backup duties, but he can now work at making his own mark in the competition now that he's healthy.

9/25/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Kings' Ersberg Hand Injury Becoming Royal Pain

News: Ersberg (hand) still has yet to resume practicing.
Analysis: Meanwhile, Jonathan Bernier has turned in two very solid performances in training camp in the battle for the backup duties in LA. Ersberg needs to get back healthy soon if he doesn't want to risk falling too far behind.

9/22/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Kings' Ersberg Exhibition Debut Delayed by Hand Injury

News: Ersberg (hand) will not play Wednesday as initially expected, the LA Kings Insider reports.
Analysis: The Kings are hopeful with an extra day of treatment that he'll be back on the ice Thursday. "Everything is fine. We had it X-rayed and we had it looked at carefully by the doctors. Ersberg will stay back and we're hoping, with a day of treatment, that he's able to get back, and we'll take a look at it for the Phoenix game at home [Thursday]," head coach Terry Murray said. Ersberg is competing with Jonathan Bernier for the backup duties in training camp.

9/21/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Kings' Ersberg Leaves Practice with Hand Injury

News: Ersberg left practice Monday with a hand injury, the LA Times reports.
Analysis: Ersberg initially bruised his glove hand Sunday before leaving Monday's practice. X-Rays were negative and Ersberg is scheduled to start Wednesday's exhibition game. He'll need a strong camp to beat out Jonathan Bernier for the backup goaltending duties for the Kings.

4/11/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Kings throw Ersberg start in finale

News: Kings goalie Erik Ersberg had 31 saves filling in for Jonathan Quick during a 2-1 overtime win against the Avalanche on Sunday. Ryan Stoa scored his second goal of the season midway through the first period, slipping a puck through the pads of Ersberg. It would be the only mistake Ersberg would make all day. He made 24 saves over the final two periods and overtime.
Analysis: Ersberg won his final two appearances of the season to finish 4-3-2 with a 2.40 GAA and .906 save percentage. He appeared in only 11 games as Quick has a breakout season. Ersberg slipped into coach Terry Murray's doghouse in 2009-10 and it will be interesting to see if he returns in 2010-11, with one year left on his contract. Prospect Jonathan Bernier looks ready for a promotion to the NHL, so Ersberg might be let go. Either way, we don't expect him to be a starter next season, so Ersberg won't have much Fantasy appeal. The Kings TG will be no worse than a No. 2 option on Draft Day.

4/7/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg rallies Kings to win

News: Usually using two goalies in a game doesn't spell success, but the Kings hit the jackpot during Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win against the Ducks. After Jonathan Quick failed to turn in a solid performance, Erik Ersberg took over and guided Los Angeles to a comeback win. The Kings pulled Quick after the franchise's single-season wins leader yielded three goals on eight shots in the first 22:01. Ersberg took over despite a three-goal deficit. Ersberg made 12 saves in relief for the Kings and allowed only one goal in the shootout.
Analysis: Ersberg finally got a chance to showcase his skills after sitting on the bench for most of the second half. Unfortunately, the Kings' coaching staff still backs Quick and Ersberg remains in a backup role. He has minimal Fantasy appeal.

4/4/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg well enough to dress

News: Kings G Erik Ersberg, who was dealing with a back injury, was healthy enough to dress for Saturday's shootout loss to the Ducks.
Analysis: Ersberg isn't likely to get much action the rest of the way as the Kings try to get No. 1 Jonathan Quick out of his funk before the playoffs start. Continue to ignore Ersberg in seasonal formats.

4/2/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg stays sidelined Thursday

News: Kings backup netminder Erik Ersberg was sidelined for a third straight game on Thursday against the Canucks with a back injury.
Analysis: Ersberg remains out of action since emergency call-up Jonathan Bernier has been outstanding since his recall. Ersberg could remain in the press box until Los Angeles has to absolutely send Bernier back to the minors. It's not like it matters much in Fantasy since Ersberg doesn't play much and hardly makes a dent in Fantasy leagues.

3/30/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg scratched a second game

News: Kings backup netminder Erik Ersberg was sidelined for a second straight game on Tuesday against the Predators with a back injury.
Analysis: Ersberg should resume his backup duties in the near future, but he is not happy with his current situation since he doesn't play much behind Jonathan Quick. Ersberg has minimal Fantasy appeal when healthy.

3/29/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA Ersberg sidelined by back injury

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg sidelined by back injury

News: Kings backup goalie Erik Ersberg was scratched on Monday against the Wild because of a back injury. He is also expected to sit out Tuesday against the Predators as emergency call-up Jonathan Bernier is expected to get the start. "(Bernier) will be playing in the game in Nashville (Tuesday)," coach Terry Murray told NHL.com. "That's a decision we made right after the Dallas game. We got a report that Ersberg had strained his back. Our reaction is a process, and it's a process that we always have to go through with any call-up. It started right after the Dallas game."
Analysis: Ersberg was making progress on Monday and skated for a bit, but since the decision was already made over the weekend regarding Bernier, Murray didn't want to change his mind. Ersberg should resume his backup duties in the near future, but he is not happy with his current situation since he doesn't play much behind Jonathan Quick. Ersberg has minimal Fantasy appeal when healthy.

3/25/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Rare appearance for Ersberg Wed.

News: Kings G Erik Ersberg replaced Jonathan Quick in the first period of Wednesday's game against the Avalanche. It was his first playing time since February 11. Ersberg made 13 saves, but Los Angeles fell in a shootout 4-3.
Analysis: Ersberg performed admirably in relief on Wednesday, but this is Quick's team. Ersberg will continue to see sparse playing time, giving him little if any Fantasy value outside of a handcuff for Quick. The Kings TG is a high-end option.

2/12/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg falls in shootout Thursday

News: Lubomir Visnovsky scored in the 10th round of a shootout, lifting the Oilers to a 3-2 win over goalie Erik Ersberg and the Kings on Thursday. Ersberg fell into a 2-0 hole in regulation before Los Angeles tied the game with 4:48 remaining. Ersberg held the 1-0 advantage in the shootout before Shawn Horcoff tied it in the third round. Ersberg then had leads in the seventh and ninth rounds before allowing the equalizer both times. He finally fell in the 10th round as Lubomir Visnovsky got the winner. Ersberg had 21 saves in regulation.
Analysis: Kings starter Jonathan Quick did not play because of flu-like symptoms, so Ersberg got his sixth start of the season. He had plenty of chances to pull out the W in the shootout, but couldn't prevail in the clutch. Ersberg isn't expected to start much when Quick is healthy, so he continues to have marginal Fantasy appeal. The Kings TG is a high-end option.

2/11/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Quick not feeling well, out Thurs.

News: The Los Angeles Times reports that Kings G Jonathan Quick has flu-like symptoms and will not play Thursday vs. the Oilers. Erik Ersberg will take his spot.
Analysis: Quick, who leads the NHL with 34 wins, has been an absolute Fantasy stud so far this season. He plays almost every night when healthy, and is helping the Kings stay in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race. This illness shouldn't stop him from representing the USA in the Olympics, and he will remain a must-start Fantasy goalie come March. Ersberg isn't worth owning except as a handcuff to Quick in the deepest of leagues, while the Kings TG is a No. 1 option.

1/12/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg makes 34 saves in loss

News: Kings G Erik Ersberg made 34 saves during a 2-1 loss to the Sharks on Monday. Ersberg recovered from a shaky beginning to just his second start since Dec. 9 while filling in for U.S. Olympic team goalie Jonathan Quick, who was pulled from the Kings' 4-3 loss to St. Louis on Saturday night. Less than four minutes in, Dan Boyle's shot from the point slipped between several players and through Ersberg's legs for the Canadian Olympian's ninth goal of another strong season. Dany Heatley then scored during a lengthy man-advantage early in the second period, batting his own rebound out of mid-air for the 26th goal of his debut season with San Jose. The star forward connected with the puck at about Ersberg's mask level, just low enough to avoid a high-sticking call. Ersberg didn't allow a goal the rest of the way but Los Angeles couldn't rally against Evgeni Nabokov.
Analysis: Ersberg did pretty well against a top contender on Monday, but coach Terry Murray is still going to turn to Jonathan Quick on a regular basis. Ersberg is going to continue to be a seldom-used backup and have minimal Fantasy appeal. The Kings TG is a low-end No. 1/high-end No. 2 Fantasy option.

1/10/2010

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg replaces Quick late in loss

News: Kings G Erik Ersberg stopped all nine shots he faced Saturday after replacing Jonathan Quick during the third period of a 4-3 loss to the Blues.
Analysis: We're not quite sure if Quick was pulled for ineffectiveness or if he got hurt, so keep an eye on this situation heading into Week 15 (Jan. 11-17). If Quick is fine, Ersberg is going to continue to be a seldom-used backup and have minimal Fantasy appeal.

12/31/2009

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg's mishap costs him win

News: Kings G Erik Ersberg made 19 saves during a 2-1 loss to the Flames on Wednesday. Rene Bourque opened the scoring for Calgary at 6:21 of the first period, and Scott Parse tied it 15 seconds into the second. Bourque then helped set up Craig Conroy's go-ahead goal at 2:48 of the second period. Conroy's game winner came as Ersberg misplayed the puck behind the net and Calgary got it to Conroy for a wide-open score.
Analysis: Ersberg lost for the first time since Oct. 14. However, it was only his fifth appearance of the season. Ersberg hasn't won the trust of coach Terry Murray and continues to watch Jonathan Quick suit up on most nights. Until something dramatic happens with Quick, then Ersberg is going to be a seldom-used backup and have minimal Fantasy appeal. The Kings TG is more of a high-end No. 2 Fantasy option.

12/10/2009

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg survives for sloppy win

News: Kings G Erik Ersberg made 30 saves during Wednesday's 5-4 overtime victory to earn his second win of the season in his first start since beating Carolina on Nov. 11. Manny Malhotra tied the game for the Sharks and rallied San Jose from a two-goal deficit when he beat Ersberg with a wrist shot for his seventh goal of the season with 7:41 remaining in regulation. Dustin Brown then scored 1:16 into overtime and the Kings overcame a blown third-period lead to beat San Jose.
Analysis: Ersberg hasn't gotten off the bench much in 2009-10 because head coach Terry Murray doesn't have a lot of trust in the Swedish netminder. How can he when he has allowed four goals in three of his four appearances. Until something dramatic happens with Jonathan Quick, then Ersberg is going to be a seldom-used backup and have minimal Fantasy appeal. The Kings TG is more of a high-end No. 2 Fantasy goalie.

11/13/2009

Erik Ersberg, G, LA Ersberg awful off the bench

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg awful off the bench

News: Kings G Jonathan Quick was pulled during a second-period meltdown Friday against the Thrashers. The game was scoreless until Evander Kane scored 10:22 into the second. Atlanta scored two mores time in the next four minutes, prompting coach Terry Murray to pull Quick in favor of Erik Ersberg. Quick dropped to 10-6-2 after stopping 11 of 14 shots. Ersberg made three saves against seven shots as Los Angeles ended up losing 7-0.
Analysis: Ersberg pretty much undid all the good he did during Wednesday's win over Carolina with his poor relief outing on Friday. Murray's biggest hurdle with Ersberg has been trusting him in net and it seems the Swedish goalie still has some work left. Ersberg has minimal Fantasy appeal until further notice.

11/11/2009

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg wins after long break

News: Kings backup goalie Erik Ersberg had 22 saves in his second start and first appearance in nearly a month for the Kings during a 5-2 win on Wednesday against the Kings. Ersberg never trailed in the game, but he blew a two-goal deficit before Los Angeles pulled away in the third. "I played one game all season -- so it was easy to keep track," Ersberg said with a smile. "I don't count more backwards than that."
Analysis: Ersberg has spent so much time on the bench since coach Terry Murray hasn't been very confident in his play. He might have given his coach second thoughts on Wednesday, but Ersberg still isn't close to dethroning Jonathan Quick in net. Ersberg has minimal Fantasy appeal until further notice. The Kings TG is a No. 2 option.

10/14/2009

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg loses in first start

News: Kings G Erik Ersberg, making his first start of the season in relief of No. 1 goalie Jonathan Quick, stopped 17 shots during a 4-2 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. Ersberg never led in the game and allowed a pair of power-play goals in the first period. Marian Gaborik iced the game with his sixth goal of the season past Ersberg 4:22 into the third.
Analysis: Had Ersberg not been bothered by a groin injury last season, he likely would have emerged as Los Angeles' starting goalie. But his injury problems opened the door for Quick, who is now the Kings' unquestioned starter. Until that changes, Ersberg has low-end Fantasy appeal. The Kings TG is a viable No. 2 Fantasy option.

4/7/2009

Erik Ersberg, G, LA

Erik Ersberg

Ersberg allows four in loss

News: Kings G Erik Ersberg allowed four goals and made 34 saves in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Flames. It was his first start since March 16 as Jonathan Quick has been getting the bulk of the starts for the Kings. His record fell to 8-11-5 with the loss.
Analysis: Erberg hasn't won a game since it was 2008, showing you how useful he currently is in Fantasy. Continue ignoring him in all Fantasy leagues as anything other than a No. 3 option. The Kings TG on the other hand is a low-end No. 2 option with Quick in net.