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Robert Nilsson | Center

Team: Edmonton Oilers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 185
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYI

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Robert Nilsson and the KHL's Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod have agreed to part ways.
Nilsson had five goals and 12 points in 17 KHL games this season. He last played in the NHL in 2009-10 and has 118 points in 252 career games with the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders. Fri, Nov 30, 2012 05:16:00 PM
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Former Edmonton Olier Robert Nilsson was a member of the winning Salavat Yulayev squad in the KHL championships.

The team won the Gagarin Cup, the Russian equivalent of the Stanley Cup and although Nilsson had a poor regular season with only five goals, he was thrilled at winning the Cup. "It's a different type of play," Nilsson said. "It's a big rink and people try to dangle a little more. I would say, it could be more fun hockey to watch for the fans. I played with good guys, had a great team, won the Cup this year. It helped me a little bit, too, with my play." Nilsson will return to Russia as he signed a two year deal last July and while he won't rule out a return to the NHL eventually, he will have to play a lot better to garner some interest.
Fri, May 6, 2011 07:51:00 AM

Robert Nilsson will play in the Kontinental Hockey League next season.

Nilsson's tenure with the Oilers ended when the team bought out the final year of his contract. Nilsson scored 11 goals and 27 points in 60 games last season.
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 09:04:00 PM

Robert Nilsson has reportedly received an offer from the KHL's Ufa club.

However, he would prefer to stay in the NHL and will likely look around a bit more before making a decision. Nilsson said, "I'm a free agent now, let's see where negotiations take us." He was bought out by the Oilers last week after struggling mightily in the past two seasons.
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 02:56:00 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have bought out the final year of Robert Nilsson's contract.

Nilsson was to earn $2.5 million next season with a cap hit of $2 million so it will cost the Oilers two-thirds of the $2.5 million and they will have a cap hit of $666,666 each of the next two years. Nilsson is now an unrestricted free agent and will likely find a new home in the foreseeable future.
Thu, Jul 1, 2010 12:50:00 PM

Robert Nilsson has been placed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers.

Nilsson scored 11 goals and 27 points in 60 games last season. He's scheduled to earn $2 million in 2010-11, but the Oilers might buy out the remainder of his contract if he clears waivers.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 01:30:00 PM

Robert Nilsson will not be in the Edmonton lineup on the weekend as he is suffering from dizziness.

Nilsson returned to Edmonton as the Oilers are in sunny California, to undergo some testing. "They're running some tests to try and find out what's bringing it on," coach Pat Quinn said. "It wasn't a bang that we know of." With only two days left in the season, Nilsson is done.
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 09:24:00 AM

Robert Nilsson had a goal and an assist in the Oilers 5-3 loss to the Blue Jackets Monday night.

The goal was just his ninth of the season. The other two Oiler goals were scored by Dustin Penner and Aaron Johnson.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 10:05:00 PM

Robert Nilsson suited up for the Oilers on Monday night.

He had watched the last three games from the press box as a healthy scratch. Nilsson played 15:01 of ice time, while registering six shots on goal and an assist in Edmonton's 6-1 loss to Phoenix.
Tue, Feb 9, 2010 07:50:00 AM

Robert Nilsson has been a healthy scratch for Edmonton in the last three games.

Gilbert Brule has watched from the press box for the past two contests.
Sun, Feb 7, 2010 08:15:00 AM

Robert Nilsson and Fernando Pisani were healthy scratches on Wednesday.

It was no surprise to Nilsson. "I was awful the last two games," he said. "Maybe I needed a wakeup call so it doesn't get to be three games in a row, I would have been more surprised if I felt like I played good." Pisani has now sat out the last two games, both Oiler wins, after a 1-18-2 record in their previous 21 games. Pisani is in big trouble to get back on the ice as the Oilers must continue with their winning lineup.
Thu, Feb 4, 2010 08:45:00 AM

Robert Nilsson was had a minus-three plus/minus rating in the Oilers 6-0 loss to the Avalanche Monday evening.

Nilsson has a horrid minus-17 rating in 33 games this season.
Mon, Jan 18, 2010 11:50:00 PM

Robert Nilsson is back in coach Pat Quinn's good graces.

"He's made quantum steps in his approach to playing ... he's competing," Quinn said. "I worried about his compete level early on but he's stepped up. He has a good skill level but he's also turned the puck over less (than early in the season)." Nilsson is currently skating on Edmonton's top line with Dustin Penner and Sam Gagner. He has four goals and one assist in the last nine games for the Oilers.
Tue, Jan 5, 2010 07:51:00 AM

Robert Nilsson scored the lone Oilers' goal as Edmonton lost to the San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Saturday night.

This was Nilsson's second point in as many games. He has scored six goals and registered 14 points this season. Dustin Penner and Sam Gagner chipped in with the assists on the marker.
Sun, Jan 3, 2010 01:46:00 AM

Robert Nilsson scored once in Edmonton`s 3-1 loss to Minnesota Wednesday night.

His fifth of the season was assisted by Tom Gilbert.
Wed, Dec 23, 2009 10:59:00 PM

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