|(7/2/16) The Blues traded Nilsson to the Sabres on Saturday in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2017.|
Nilsson started the 2015-16 campaign in Edmonton, but the Blues ended up acquiring him at the trade deadline to serve as a depth option behind Jake Allen and Brian Elliott, as those goalies had experienced their fair share of injuries throughout the season. Chad Johnson has left Buffalo via free agency -- he's now in Calgary -- so Nilsson could take his spot as the backup to Robin Lehner. However, Linus Ullmark is also a candidate for the job, so expect a competitive battle between the two netminders in training camp. Nilsson has already played for the Islanders, Blues and Oilers in his young career. In 44 starts and 52 career games, he's gone 19-22-4 with a 3.09 GAA and .900 save percentage. Those numbers suggest that he has a lot of work to do in order to be relevant in fantasy hockey.