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Mikael Tellqvist | Goalie

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/19/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 189
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 3 (70) / Tor

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Former NHL goalie Mikael Tellqvist stopped 26 of 27 shots to lead Dinamo Riga to a 4-1 win over Avangard Omsk in KHL action Saturday.
Tellqvist last played in the NHL with Buffalo in 2008-09 when he stood in the cage for a mere six games. Prior to that Tellqvist played in Phoenix and Toronto. Since 2009 he has alternated playing for Riga in the KHL and Modo in the Swedish Elite League. Sat, Dec 22, 2012 09:33:00 AM

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Mikael Tellqvist stopped 34 of 35 shots in a 6-1 victory Saturday.

The Buffalo Sabres acquired Tellqvist for a fourth round pick on March 4th, but he only ended up starting in three games for the Sabres. He'll probably sign with another team as an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Sat, Apr 11, 2009 06:34:00 PM

Mikael Tellqvist might not start in another game this season.

With goaltender Ryan Miller set to return on Friday, Tellqvist is expected to spend the game in the press box. Tellqvist has only made two starts since the Sabres acquired him for a fourth round draft pick and he may never start in another game for the team. Miller, if healthy, will serve as the team's starting goaltender for the remainder of the season and Patrick Lalime will back him up. Tellqvist is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and will probably sign with another team in the off-season.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009 06:23:00 AM

Mikael Tellqvist stopped 30 of 33 shots to lead Buffalo to a 5-3 win over the Panthers.

The win allowed the Sabres to move within five points of eighth place Montreal and to within three points of the ninth place Panthers.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009 10:24:00 PM

Mikael Tellqvist will get the start Wednesday against the Panthers.

While Ryan Miller is on the road to recovery from a sprained ankle, the goaltending duties still fall to Patrick Lalime and Mikael Tellqvist in the meantime, but Lalime is struggling mightily. Right now, both Tellqvist and Lalime aren't great options in net.
Tue, Mar 24, 2009 04:32:00 PM

Mikael Tellqvist was saddled with a 4-2 loss to the streaking Senators.

Tellqvist only made 32 saves on 36 shots. It's the first time in six outings he has allowed more than three goals. Sporting a 7-6-1 record doesn't make him an appealing fantasy pick at this time.
Tue, Mar 17, 2009 10:15:00 PM

Mikael Tellqvist will get the start against the Senators Tuesday night.

Patrick Lalime was horrible against his former team 10 days ago in a 6-3 loss in Ottawa and will back up Tellqvist Tuesday night. Adjust your goaltending rotation accordingly.
Tue, Mar 17, 2009 10:12:00 AM

Mikael Tellqvist is not expected to make his debut with the Buffalo Sabres Friday.

The Sabres acquired Tellqvist on Wednesday to help deal with the injury to goaltender Ryan Miller. Buffalo also plays on Saturday, so we wouldn't be surprised if Tellqvist starts in that game.
Fri, Mar 6, 2009 08:53:00 AM

Mikael Tellqvist has been traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a fourth round pick.

He should see some starts with Ryan Miller on the shelf. Number two goalie Patrick Lalime's future with the team may come into question now as he will likely compete with Tellqvist for the backup role. Tellqvist is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Wed, Mar 4, 2009 12:14:00 PM

Mikael Tellqvist registered his seventh win in a 4-3 triumph over Atlanta Thursday night.

This is Tellqvist's second start in a row. His last win as a starter dates back to early January. He stopped 19 of 23 shots.
Fri, Feb 20, 2009 01:27:00 AM

Mikael Tellqvist shouldered the loss in 3-1 decision against the Oilers on Monday.

He was giving Ilya Bryzgalov a breather in the Phoenix goal. Tellqvist was solid, giving up two goals on 28 shots. Bryzgalov had started 16 straight before Monday's game. Expect him to remain the top option for the Coyotes despite his recent struggles. Tellqvist has made just 12 starts this season.
Tue, Feb 17, 2009 12:21:00 AM

Mikael Tellqvist will be back between the pipes for the Coyotes for the first time since Jan. 6 on Monday night against Edmonton.

Ilya Bryzgalov had started 16 straight games previously, but has just one win in his past nine contests.
Mon, Feb 16, 2009 04:02:00 PM

Mikael Tellqvist was yanked in favor of Ilya Bryzgalov in Tuesday's 6-0 loss to Chicago.

He allowed four goals on 13 shots in the first period before yielding to his teammate. His record falls to 6-4-1.
Wed, Jan 7, 2009 12:06:00 AM

Mikael Tellqvist kicked away 29 of the 33 shots that he faced from the opposing Islanders to pick up his sixth victory of the season.

Tellqvist now improves to 6-3-1 on the season for the Coyotes. He's currently filling in for the injured Ilya Bryzgalov who's dealing with back spasms. Look for him to be the number one goalie until Bryz can get back into game shape.
Fri, Jan 2, 2009 11:51:00 PM

Mikael Tellqvist will get the start in goal on Friday against the Islanders.

Tellqvist played on New Years Eve in place of the injured Ilya Bryzgalov and beat the Avs 3-1 so coach Wayne Gretzky is going right back to Tellqvist. Bryzgalov is healthy enough to back up Tellqvist on Friday.
Fri, Jan 2, 2009 08:41:00 AM

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