Nilsson will man the crease for Thursday's meeting with the Rangers, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

Nilsson was forced into action Tuesday after fellow netminder Robin Lehner (undisclosed) exited the game in the first period. Buffalo has yet to recall a goalie from the minors, which seems to indicate Nilsson will not need to fill in for an extended period of time. The 26-year-old has outpaced Lehner's numbers so far this year, so another strong outing could help his case for extra starts.

More News
CBS Sports Shop
NHL Winter Classic
Our Latest Stories
  • connor-mcdavid-1400.jpg

    Roster Trends

    Want to see which players are being added off the waiver wire? Check out our Roster Trends...

  • logan-couture-1400.jpg

    Player news

    Want to stay up to speed with all the happenings from around the NHL that could affect your...

  • braden-holtby-1400.jpg

    Draft Prep: Goalie tiers

    The elite goaltender tier is two studs deep -- Carey Price, Braden Holtby. After that come...