Nilsson allowed five goals on 25 shots over two periods before giving way to backup Jacob Markstrom in a 6-3 loss to the Golden Knights on Friday.
The 27-year-old had a rough outing Tuesday, as well, when he allowed five goals in an overtime loss to the Avalanche. Nilsson has yielded five goals in three of his last six games, so he's probably best left to the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Nilsson will be the road starter in Friday's game against the Golden Knights.
Nilsson has been flipping back and forth from lights-out performances and being a liability, allowing four or more goals in two of the last four games, but yielding just one goal in the other two contests combined. Vegas is averaging 3.7 goals per game through 11 in February, so Nilsson will have his hands full in order to shadow his recent stellar outings.
Nilsson gave up five goals on 34 shots in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Avalanche.
It was the fourth consecutive appearance for Nilsson, who failed to build off a really strong victory against the Bruins. The 27-year-old was terrorized by the Avalanche power play and falls to 7-10-2 on the season with a .907 save percentage. He's shown flashes of brilliance, but the Canucks are out of the playoff picture and Nilsson hasn't shown enough on a consistent basis to be worth a fantasy play.
Nilsson was designated as Tuesday's home starter versus the Avalanche.
Traditional starter Jacob Markstrom reportedly "tweaked something" during practice Tuesday morning, so Nilsson will make his fourth consecutive appearance between the pipes. Of course, the Swede may have earned another start simply by virtue of pushing aside 44 of 45 shots against the visiting Bruins on Saturday. Now, he'll try to shut down an Avalanche team that is just 4-5-1 over its past 10 games.
Nilsson stopped 44 of 45 shots in Saturday's win over the Bruins.
Nilsson turned in a sensational performance to help the Canucks takedown the top team in the Eastern Conference. The 27-year-old has had some rough outings of late, but he turned in his best game of the season Saturday. Nilsson is now 7-10-1 on the season with a .910 save percentage. The Canucks are out of the playoff picture, but Nilsson could be worth an add down the stretch if he builds off this outing and steals starts away from Jacob Markstrom.