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Niklas Svedberg | Goalie

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 176
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Niklas Svedberg turned away 35 of the 37 shots he faced in regulation and overtime en route to a 3-2 victory over the Wild in Minnesota.
In 10 appearances this season, Svedberg is 4-4-0 with a goals-against average of 2.24 and a save percentage of .925. He stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings earlier this month. He doesn't play enough to merit consideration as a fantasy league goalie but watch for his starts. He'd probably be a good, inexpensive option in daily fantasy contests. Dec 17 - 11:04 PM

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Niklas Svedberg is probable to get the nod for Boston Wednesday night in Minnesota.

After Rask just started Tuesday’s game against the Predators, it could be Svedberg’s turn for Boston Wednesday. Svedberg has been a more-than-adequate backup for the Bruins this year as he sports a 2.28 goals-against-average and .922 save percentage. This will be his first career start against the Wild.
Dec 17 - 5:12 PM

Boston back-up Niklas Svedberg stopped 33-of-34 shots sent his way but got zero goal support in the Bruins' 2-0 loss to LA on Tuesday night.

Getting the start in place of Tuukka Rask on the second night of a back-to-back, Svedberg was very sharp in defeat. The one goal he did let in, he had zero chance on a beauty cross ice pass by Kings center Anze Kopitar. Svedberg would likely be a nice cheap option in most daily fantasy contest like FanDuel or Draft Kings when he does get a rare start.
Dec 3 - 2:00 AM

Niklas Svedberg stopped 25-28 shots Columubus sent his way, plus all seven shootout attempts on Friday night for the 4-3 win.

Despite allowing two goals in the first, it was a good start all in all. It takes some kind of talent to stop seven shootout attempts, let alone sequentially. Ryan Johansen, Cam Atkinson, Boone Jenner, and Nick Foligno were just a few of the shooters whom he stopped. In nine career starts, Svedberg now has four wins.
Nov 21 - 10:53 PM

Niklas Svedberg will be the Boston Bruins' starter on Friday.

Svedberg has a 2.41 GAA and .917 save percentage in seven contests in 2014-15. He'll try to bounce back after allowing five goals on 34 shots in his last start on Nov. 13.
Nov 21 - 12:44 PM

Niklas Svedberg was one of many Bruins off their game on Thursday night as the team was smashed 5-1 to the hated Montreal Canadiens.

Svedberg allowed five goals on 34 sots, and was called upon less than 24 hours after relieving Tuukka Rask in Toronto after the team's 6-1 loss against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
Nov 13 - 10:58 PM

Niklas Svedberg was required to save just 13 shots in the Bruins' 3-2 overtime win over Buffalo on Thursday night.

Svedberg improves to 2-2 on the season, but both wins have come against the awful Buffalo Sabres. With Tuukka Rask struggling, Svedberg might play a bit more in the early goings of the season until the reigning Vezina winner finds his dominant form, as evidenced by his start on Thursday. Don't expect the 25-year-old to make too much of a dent in Rask's playing time though.
Oct 30 - 10:33 PM

Niklas Svedberg will be in goal for the Bruins on Thursday against Buffalo.

He posted a 32-save shutout versus the Sabres on Oct. 18. Svedberg dropped a 3-2 decision to the Islanders in his last appearance.
Oct 30 - 3:24 PM

Niklas Svedberg did all he could to tame the feisty Islanders, but his 35 saves ultimately were not enough as New York nicked Boston 3-2 in Thursday night's action.

Svedberg has provided superb backup service for the struggling Tukka Rask, but the 25-year-old's record fell to 1-2 on the year. Nonetheless, Svedberg has given the Bruins a chance to win in each of his appearances this year with a .951 save percentage and 1.57 goals against average.
Oct 23 - 10:11 PM

Niklas Svedberg looks like he's getting the nod for Boston on Thursday versus the Islanders.

New York is going to start Chad Johnson, who battled with Svedberg for the Bruins' backup job at training camp last season. Svedberg owns a 1-1-0 record with a 0.91 goals-against average and a .969 save percentage this year.
Oct 23 - 3:05 PM

Niklas Svedberg sticked aside all 32 shots he faced for his first career NHL shutout as the Bruins blanked the Sabres on Saturday night 4-0.

Let’s put it this way: If Tuukka Rask ever went down with an injury, Svedberg would be a startable goalie in fantasy leagues. Boston’s structure and system is a goalie’s best friend as former backup Chad Johnson showed last season. Svedberg has a 0.91 goals-against average and .969 save percentage in two-plus games this season.
Oct 18 - 9:57 PM

As anticipated, Niklas Svedberg gets the nod for the Boston Bruins against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

The Sabres are on the tail end of a back-to-back and sport arguably the most pitiful offense in the NHL, so this is a great opportunity for Svedberg. One-day additions tend to make more sense on off nights rather than Saturdays, but if there was ever an instance to do so on such a busy night, this would be one of the best opportunities. Svedberg's been solid in rare Boston opportunities and went 25-15-4 with a .910 save percentage in the AHL last season.
Oct 18 - 12:16 PM

It is possible that Niklas Svedberg will get the start Saturday night against the Sabres.

Tuukka Rask is coming off a poor start against the Canadiens in which he was pulled. Buffalo is a poor team that is struggling. That all adds up to a possible Svedberg start. Stay tuned throughout the day for confirmation.
Oct 18 - 9:12 AM

Niklas Svedberg saved 28 of 30 shots in a 2-1 loss against Colorado on Monday.

It looked like this game would go to overtime, but Daniel Briere beat Svedberg with less than a second remaining in regulation time. It was just Svedberg's second career start. He is serving as Tuukka Rask's understudy this season and that's not a role that will lend itself to much playing time.
Oct 13 - 3:44 PM

It looks like Niklas Svedberg will play between the pipes Monday afternoon.

Svedberg led the Bruins out for the team's pregame warmups. It will be his first start of the season.
Oct 13 - 12:40 PM

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3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Daniel Paille
4Simon Gagne
5Craig Cunningham
RW1Loui Eriksson
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D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg