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September 23, 2020 11:36 AM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Should be ready for next season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Pierre Dorion expects Nilsson (concussion) to be ready when the 2020-21 campaign gets underway, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Nilsson missed the second half of the 2019-20 campaign due to a concussion, but he passed baseline testing in mid-April, and it sounds like he'll be back to 100 percent whenever next season begins. Craig Anderson won't be re-signing with the Senators, which means Nilsson will battle Marcus Hogberg for Ottawa's starting job during training camp. The 30-year-old backstop posted a 9-9-2 record while registering a 3.18 GAA and .908 save percentage in 20 appearances last campaign.

April 16, 2020 03:56 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Clears baseline testing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson (concussion) passed his concussion baseline testing, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Nilsson will still need to get back onto the ice and take some rubber before he can be fully cleared to resume playing. Still, it's a step in the right direction and could see the netminder back in the crease if the league resumes the 2019-20 regular season. Otherwise, fans and fantasy owners will need to look forward to next year when the Swede should be the No. 1 option in Ottawa.

April 1, 2020 07:16 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Still recovering from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson (concussion) played his last game before the hiatus Dec. 26, missing nearly three months.

Nilsson really wasn't playing that well before the injury took place, and given that the Senators are in no hurry to win now, they were also in no hurry to rush him back. Nilsson will likely be in competition with Marcus Hogberg for Ottawa's goaltending top job at the start of 2020-21.

March 5, 2020 03:28 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Ruled out of road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson (concussion) has been ruled out of the Senators' upcoming five-game road trip, Steve Lloyd of TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

At this point, it's looking more and more likely that Nilsson won't be ready to return before the 2019-20 campaign comes to an end. If that ends up being the case, the 29-year-old Swede will finish the season having posted a 9-9-2 record while registering a 3.18 GAA and .908 save percentage in 20 appearances.

February 19, 2020 12:56 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Back at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson practiced for the first time since suffering his concussion Wednesday, but there's still no timetable for his return, Brent Wallace of reports.

Nilsson has been sidelined for over two months, and although he's clearly making progress in his recovery, there's no reason for the Senators to rush him back, as they're not going to make the playoffs in 2019-20. The 29-year-old netminder is still on injured reserve, so news of his activation will precede his return to game action.

January 26, 2020 03:32 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Still not ready
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson (concussion) is making progress but still needs time, Dean Brown of the Senators Radio Network reports.

Nilsson hasn't resumed practicing yet, and he'll likely need a few sessions before getting back into game action. Marcus Hogberg has made nine appearances in Nilsson's stead and posted a .905 save percentage, but Nilsson should return to a starting role when he's ready.

January 19, 2020 01:36 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: No clear timetable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson (concussion) has yet to resume skating and still has no clear timetable for a return, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Nilsson missed his 14th straight game Saturday while recovering from a concussion he suffered in mid-December. The team is hopeful that the netminder can resume skating and get healthy over the upcoming All-Star break. In the meantime, Marcus Hogberg and Craig Anderson will continue to handle goaltending duties.

January 3, 2020 03:28 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Still week-plus from return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson (concussion) will remain on the sidelines for at least another week, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

While a week remains the short end of Nilsson's potential return to action, it sounds as though it's fairly open-ended despite the netminder resuming skating Wednesday. Craig Anderson and Marcus Hogberg should continue to hold down the goaltending duties until Nilsson is given the green light.

January 2, 2020 01:52 AM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Resumes skating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson is back on the ice at practice Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports

Craig Anderson has the start against Florida and will likely be the starter through the end of the week, but this is an encouraging sign for Nilsson that he might be back to game action soon. Nilsson owners would love to have him back for Jan. 10 when the Senators go up against Detroit and its league-worst offense, and this puts him on track to possibly be the netminder for that contest.

December 20, 2019 11:16 AM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson is dealing with a concussion and was designated for injured reserve Friday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Nilsson was reportedly sidelined versus the Predators on Thursday due to an illness, but it now appears that he was suffering from a more serious injury. The netminder won't be available for the Senators' next two outings ahead of the Christmas break. Craig Anderson (knee) has been given the all-clear and could get the start versus the Flyers on Saturday.

December 19, 2019 04:24 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Won't start after all
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson will not be available for Thursday's game against Nashville due to an illness.

Nilsson was originally supposed to start in goal against the Predators, but he'll now set his sights on recovering in time to get back between the pipes for Saturday's matchup with Philadelphia. Marcus Hogberg will get the nod against Nashville.

December 19, 2019 05:12 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Facing Predators
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson is slated to start between the pipes in Thursday's home matchup with Nashville, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

Nilsson was shaky in his last start Monday against the Panthers, surrendering six goals on 31 shots en route to a 6-1 loss. The 29-year-old backstop will attempt to bounce back in a tough home matchup with a Predators squad that's averaging a league-high 3.64 goals per game on the road this campaign.

December 16, 2019 10:28 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Mauled by Panthers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson made 25 saves in Monday's 6-1 loss to the Panthers.

Despite the final score, the 29-year-old goalie played fairly well and came up with some spectacular stops but got almost no help from his defense. Nilsson should be used to that by now -- he sports a rough 3.18 GAA on the season, but a more palatable .908 save percentage.

December 17, 2019 11:00 AM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Patrolling crease Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson will defend the road cage against the Panthers on Monday.

Nilsson will make his fourth straight start with Craig Anderson (knee) stashed on injured reserve. He's been solid with a .927 save percentage and 2.64 GAA alongside a 2-0-1 record over his last three outings. Ottawa will play a back-to-back set Tuesday, so expect Nilsson to get a break for that contest in Tampa Bay.

December 14, 2019 07:28 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Hangs on for OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson stopped 38 shots in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.

The only puck to get past him through two periods barely did so -- Nilsson plucked Cam Atkinson's attempt to tuck the puck inside the far post out of the air, but it was determined on video review his glove was across the goal line. The 29-year-old netminder then had to hang on when Columbus outshot Ottawa 20-5 in the third, but he was eventually rewarded for his efforts. Nilsson is still settling in as the Sens' No. 1, but he's 2-0-1 over his last three starts, and on the year he sports a 3.02 GAA and solid .913 save percentage.

December 13, 2019 01:36 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Gets starting nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson will patrol the crease during Saturday's home game versus the Blue Jackets, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Nilsson wasn't great in his last start Wednesday against Montreal, allowing three goals on 29 shots en route to a 3-2 overtime loss. The 29-year-old Swede will look to bounce back in a home matchup with a Columbus club that's 4-6-4 on the road this year.

December 12, 2019 12:36 AM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Falls to Habs in OT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson allowed three goals on 29 shots, finishing with 26 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss to Montreal on Wednesday.

Nilsson fell back down to earth Wednesday after turning in a sensational performance in his last start, a 5-2 win over Boston that saw Nilsson stopped 38 of 40 shots. He's 1-4-1 in his last six games.

December 10, 2019 01:12 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Starting in Montreal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson will man the visitors' crease Tuesday night in Montreal, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Nilsson played sensationally in his last start, stopping 38 of 40 shots in a 5-2 win over Boston. He'll look to make it two wins a row Tuesday, taking on a Montreal squad that's scored two or fewer goals in three of its last four games.

December 9, 2019 10:44 PM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Pulls off upset of Bruins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson made 38 saves on 40 shots in a 5-2 win over the Bruins on Monday.

A win was probably not the prediction for Nilsson in this contest, but he silenced the doubters with a strong performance. He snapped a personal four-game losing streak to improve to 8-8-1 with a 3.30 GAA and a .913 save percentage in 17 games this season. Nilsson will likely see a majority of the starts with Craig Anderson (lower body) unavailable.

December 10, 2019 05:16 AM
Senators' Anders Nilsson: Tending twine Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Nilsson will protect the home goal in Monday's matchup against the Bruins, TSN 1200 Ottawa reports.

Nilsson enters the contest on a four-game losing streak, as he's allowed 15 goals during that stretch while posting an .826 save percentage. Craig Anderson (lower body) is on IR, though, so Nilsson will need to right the ship quickly. It won't come easy against Boston, which leads the league with 3.67 goals per road game.

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