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Anders Nilsson G

Buffalo Sabres

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  • Sabres' Anders Nilsson: Heads to Buffalo following trade

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (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.

    Blues' Anders Nilsson: Receives qualifying offer Monday

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (6/27/16) Nilsson was given a qualifying offer Monday from the Blues, Dhiren Mahiban of The Canadian Press reports.

    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.

    Blues' Anders Nilsson: Starts third period, gives up goal

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/9/16) 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 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.

    Blues' Anders Nilsson: Takes over in second period

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (4/3/16) 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.

    Blues' Anders Nilsson: Makes Blues' debut

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (3/15/16) Nilsson entered Monday night's loss to the Flames after starter Jake Allen had allowed four goals in 17 shots. The 25-year-old Swede fared slightly better, giving up two goals in 14 shots while getting tagged with the loss.

    Nilsson was seeing his first game action since being acquired by the Blues, who were seeking an experienced NHL hand following a lower-body injury to Brian Elliott. Elliott has been on ice recently, signalling a return is near, an event that will drop Nilsson from the roster. We suspect Allen will back as the starter when the Blues resume their western swing Wednesday night in Edmonton.

  • April 30, 2014: Nilsson Not Expected To Return To The Islanders
    Nilsson is not expected to return to the Islanders next season, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.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.
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/227
Birthdate:
3/19/1990
Age:
26
Hometown:
Lulea, Sweden
Team:
Buffalo Sabres
School:

NHL Experience:
3
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