• Nilsson Inks One-Year Deal With Oilers

    News: Anders Nilsson signed a one-year (one-way), $1 million contract with the Oilers on Monday.
    Analysis: It didn't take long for the Oilers to lock up Anders Nilsson after acquiring him from the Blackhawks on Monday. The one-way nature of the deal suggests that the Oilers are confident Nilsson can slot in as the team's backup goaltender. Ben Scrivens may be the odd-man out in Edmonton.
  • Blackhawks Deal Nilsson To Oilers

    News: Anders Nilsson was acquired by the Oilers from the Blackhawks on Monday in exchange for forward Liam Coughlin.
    Analysis: Anders Nilsson played for Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL in 2014-15, posting an impressive 1.71 GAA and .936 save percentage in 38 games with the team. Now that they have acquired his rights from the Blackhawks, the Oilers are free to offer Nilsson a contract. If Nilsson does in fact reach a deal with the Oilers, he will likely get a shot to compete with Ben Scrivens for the backup goalie job.
  • Isles Deal Nilsson To Blackhawks

    News: Anders Nilsson was one of three players traded to the Blackhawks on Saturday in exchange for defenseman Nick Leddy, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: Though Anders Nilsson decided to return to the KHL for the 2014-15 campaign, the Islanders still retained his rights prior to dealing them to the Blackhawks. Management will keep an eye on how Nilsson performs in Russia this season, and if he excels, he may be given the chance to compete with Antti Raanta for the top backup job behind Corey Crawford during training camp next year.
  • Isles' Nilsson Signs With KHL

    News: Anders Nilsson signed a deal to play in the KHL next season, according to the Islanders Point Blank.
    Analysis: This was not a surprise as Anders Nilsson had told the Islanders he did not want to play in the AHL next season. Nilsson was 8-7-0 with a 3.11 GAA and .898 save percentage in 19 games for the Isles this past season. It certainly doesn't look like they will miss him.
  • Nilsson Not Expected To Return To The Islanders

    News: Anders Nilsson is not expected to return to the Islanders next season, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.
    Analysis: Anders Nilsson wants the Isles to give him a one-way contract and that is something the team is unwilling to do. Nilsson is more than likely headed to Europe to play in either the SHL or KHL next year.
  • Isles' Nilsson In Net Sunday

    News: Anders Nilsson will be in goal for the Islanders on Sunday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
    Analysis: Anders Nilsson will get the start for the season finale on Sunday in place of Evgeni Nabokov. He made 25 saves on 27 shots on Friday, and will look to finish things off strong on Sunday heading into the offseason.
  • Islanders' Nilsson Stops 36 In Win

    News: Anders Nilsson made 36 saves on 39 shots in a shootout win over the Sabres on Sunday.
    Analysis: Anders Nilsson finishes the year with a .896 save percentage and 3.11 GAA. The Islanders will likely look to upgrade their goaltending situation for next season.
  • Nilsson, Isles Win In Shootout

    News: Anders Nilsson stopped all but two of the 27 shots he faced in Friday's shootout win over New Jersey.
    Analysis: Anders Nilsson has played in four of the team's last six games and did enough on Friday to earn a win, including stopping one of two shootout attempts. Nilsson's numbers on the season aren't the greatest, but the Islanders haven't exactly been a solid team defensively.
  • Isles Going With Nilsson On Friday

    News: Anders Nilsson will receive the start in goal Friday against the Devils.
    Analysis: Unsurprisingly, coach Jack Capuano will turn the net back over to Anders Nilsson after Evgeni Nabokov started Thursday in the first game of a back-to-back. The young netminder's overall numbers on the season are far from solid (6-7-2, 3.21 GAA, .892 save percentage), but he's probably shown enough to keep him in the mix for at least a No. 2 gig with the Islanders in 2014-15.
  • Isles' Nilsson Handed A Loss Tuesday

    News: Anders Nilsson stopped 28 of 31 shots but came away with his seventh loss of the season Tuesday against the Senators.
    Analysis: The Islanders held a 15-shot advantage on the night, but the offense just couldn't push more than one goal past Sens goalie Craig Anderson, who saved 45. Expect coach Jack Capuano to turn the net back over to Evgeni Nabokov on Thursday against the Canadiens.