Brunnstrom was the source of much debate the past year and this summer he avoided arbitration by signing a one-way contract worth $675,000. After having an "ok" preseason, Brunnstrom has been a healthy scratch the first three games of the season and it didn't appear he would be receiving playing time anytime soon.
Brunnstrom will most likely clear waivers and be assigned to the Texas Stars of the AHL. Any team that claims Brunnstrom must place him on their 23-man roster and pick up his entire salary and it's doubtful that will happen at this point. It's unfortunate for a player that was so highly sought two years ago, but the Swedish player has had trouble adjusting to hockey in North America.
It's also possible that with the Stars focusing more on physical, up-tempo hockey that Brunnstrom was no longer a fit with the Stars. Hopefully he gets playing time in the AHL, valuable playing experience and can at some point come back to the Stars if needed and have a positive impact on the team.