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Anders Nilsson | Goalie | #31

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/19/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 229
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (62) / NYI

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The Vancouver Canucks have signed goaltender Anders Nilsson to a two-year contract worth $5 million.
This is a sneaky pick by the Canucks as Nilsson is more than capable in net and could be the starter over Jacob Markstrom. Nilsson was 10-10-4 with Buffalo last season and had a 2.67 GAA and .923 save percentage. Don't forget about him late in drafts as he is a nice sleeper pick. Jul 1 - 12:32 PM

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Anders Nilsson will probably end up signing with the Vancouver Canucks.

Nilsson can make that happen on Saturday when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. He had a 2.67 GAA and .923 save percentage in 26 contests in 2016-17. If the Canucks do sign Nilsson then that would presumably shut the door on Ryan Miller returning.
Jun 30 - 6:34 PM

Anders Nilsson (undisclosed) was hurt during Tuesday's practice.

"Anders got banged up in practice yesterday," coach Dan Bylsma said. "He took a shot. He got through practice fine. It just kind of escalated as he came in this morning." Nilsson will probably be available to play this weekend in one of Buffalo's back-to-back games to finish the regular season.
Apr 5 - 5:30 PM

Anders Nilsson (undisclosed) isn't expected to be in the lineup on Wednesday night.

He is feeling a bit banged up, so Buffalo will recall Linus Ullmark to serve as Robin Lehner's understudy against Montreal. Nilsson stopped 39 of 40 shots in relief against Toronto on Monday night.
Apr 5 - 11:13 AM

Anders Nilsson allowed two goals on 28 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Nilsson gave up two goals in the first period, but he was able to keep the Jackets off the board the rest of the way (the third goal was scored into an empty net). Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to get his team the victory tonight. Nilsson has now dropped three of his last four decisions. He has a 10-10-4 record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage this season.
Mar 28 - 10:05 PM

Anders Nilsson will be between the pipes Tuesday versus Columbus.

He will get the nod after Robin Lehner was in goal for a 4-2 win over Florida on Monday night. Nilsson has a 10-9-4 record this year with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage.
Mar 28 - 4:59 PM

Anders Nilsson stopped 39 of 40 shots in a 2-1 shootout win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

Nilsson was busy in this one, making save after save to keep the Sabres in it. He has played behind Lehner this season but has been able to post a very respectable .919 save percentage this season while winning 10 out of 24 games. He's shaping into a quality backup but doesn't warrant any ownership in the fantasy community. He added another eight stops in the shootout to secure the win for the Sabres.
Mar 18 - 12:56 AM

Anders Nilsson will be in net against Anaheim on Friday.

Nilsson has posted a 9-9-4 record in 23 games this season with a .917 save percentage and a 2.84 GAA. He's also 4-6-1 with 35 goals against and a .910 save percentage in 12 games during the 2017 portion of the season.
Mar 17 - 8:18 PM

Anders Nillson gave up three goals on only 12 shots in the first period and was pulled early, but the Sabres rebounded to win 5-3 Saturday night.

Robin Lehner would prove to be perfect for the remainder of the night, blocking 24 of 24 shots. Nillson’s struggle was not unexpected as he entered the game with a record of 2-6-0 in his last eight decisions.
Mar 11 - 10:48 PM

The Sabres have tabbed Anders Nilsson to man the net against Columbus on Saturday.

Through 22 games this season Nilsson has posted a 9-9-4 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.75 GAA.
Mar 11 - 4:49 PM

Anders Nilsson made 41 saves on Sunday but it wasn't enough as Pittsburgh topped Buffalo 4-3.

Nilsson and the Sabres could not preserve a 3-0 lead, while the 26-year-old has now allowed three or more goals in each of his last four starts. He falls to 9-9-4 with a 2.75 goals against average and .920 save percentage.
Mar 5 - 9:26 PM

Anders Nilsson will be in net against the Penguins on Sunday.

He's allowed 11 goals over his last three starts, but Nilsson has played quite well this season over 21 games. He's 9-8-4 with a 2.69 GAA and .921 save percentage, and will seek revenge on Arizona he they scored three in his previous game.
Mar 5 - 2:59 PM

Anders Nilsson was beaten with 19 seconds left on the clock on Sunday to suffer his eighth regulation loss of the season.

Buffalo couldn't hold a two-goal third-period lead and fell 3-2 against Arizona. Nilsson, who has allowed 11 goals in his past three games, falls to 9-8-4 with a 2.69 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.
Feb 26 - 11:33 PM

Anders Nilsson will be in net against the Coyotes on Sunday.

Through 20 games this season he has posted a 9-7-4 record along with a .922 save percentage and a 2.67 GAA. He also boasts a 9:1 Quality Start to Really Bad Start ratio in 18 starts.
Feb 26 - 7:32 PM

Anders Nilsson may get the start Sunday evening against the Canucks.

Robin Lehner was in goal Saturday night and was worked hard by Toronto in a game the Buffalo goalie stole. It stands to reason that Sabres' coach Dan Bylsma will give Lehner a rest against the success-challenged Canucks, who are starting backup Jacob Markstrom. Nilssson is coming off a 5-4 OT win in which he stopped 40 San Jose shots Tuesday night.
Feb 12 - 9:37 AM

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2Anders Nilsson