Nilsson's qualifying offer came as no surprise after St. Louis traded away Brian Elliott and will need a backup for Jake Allen. Acquired at the trade deadline, the netminder 10-12-2 for Edmonton and made one start and two relief appearances for the Blues. In total, the 26-year-old logged a .912 save percentage and will make a decent backup, although fantasy owners will want to look elsewhere for a consistent starter.
Anders Nilsson relieved Brian Elliott at the start of the third period, saving 9 of 10 shots in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Capitals.
Nilsson hasn't earned a start since Jan. 19 (while he was with Edmonton), with his last win as the lead-dog coming back on Dec. 11. Needless to say, the netminder doesn't see much action unless he's pressed into duty. As a member of the St. Louis Blues , the 26-year-old has appeared in three games and owns a .902 save percentage. Don't expect Nilsson to make noise in the playoffs if he's between the pipes.
Anders Nilsson stopped 19 of 20 shots after entering at the start of the second period of Sunday's win over the Avalanche.
Starter Jake Allen suffered an undisclosed injury and had to exit after the first frame, paving the way for Nilsson to make just his second appearance as a Blue. The severity of Allen's setback is unclear, but Brian Elliott -- rather than Nilsson -- figures to take over the starting duties in his stead.
This was his first game action since being acquired by the
Nilsson was acquired from Edmonton on Friday and will serve as the primary backup to Jake Allen until Brian Elliott (lower body) is set to return. He takes the roster spot of Pheonix Copley, who was sent down to the AHL. Copley had been holding down the backup spot prior to St. Louis trading for Nilsson.
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