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Niklas Svedberg | Goalie | #72

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 176
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Niklas Svedberg, who backed up Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins last season, has signed a one year contract with Salavat of the KHL. No financial terms have been released, yet.
The 25 year old Svedberg is a restricted free agent for Boston, but appears ready to test his skills closer to his homeland of Sweden. Svedberg posted a 7-5-1 record with nine Quality Starts against just two Really Bad Starts during his rookie NHL campaign. He was beaten for just 35 goals on 435 combined shots over his 14 starts and 18 games. Sun, May 10, 2015 08:40:00 PM

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Niklas Svedberg stopped six of seven shots in relief of Tuukka Rask during Sundays 5-3 loss to Tampa Bay.

Rask got the hook after allowing four goals on 12 shots. Surprisingly, the Bruins have lacked consistency in net this season. Both Rask and Svedberg have gone through some rough stretches this year. The Bruins are just one point ahead of the Ottawa Senators for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Svedberg didn't factor into the decision in Sunday's game.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 07:51:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg stopped 23 of 24 shots Tuesday night, but was an unlucky loser as the Bruins dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to Buffalo.

Svedberg received the starting assignment after Tuukka Rask was forced to sit out due to "general soreness" and he delivered a strong enough performance to win, but he was outdueled by the Sabres' Anders Lindback. The Boston backup owns a 7-5-1 record in limited action this year.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:47:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg will get the start versus the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night.

Through 15 games this season, Svedberg owns a 7-5-0 record with 31 goals on 376 shots this season. Back in October, Svedberg beat the Sabres twice while allowing just two goals on 47 total shots. Including a shutout.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 05:12:00 PM

Backup Niklas Svedberg was the Bruins' winning goalie in Boston Sunday.

Svedberg was impressive, stopping 36 shots in a 5-3 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings. He improved his season record to 7-5-0. His goals-against average is now 2.43 and his save percentage is .918. Svedberg hasn't been bad when he's been summoned to give starting goalie Tuukka Rask a respite but he is not a viable fantasy option simply because his starts are so infrequent.
Sun, Mar 8, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg stopped 29 of 31 shots in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over New Jersey.

The Bruins haven't had much faith in their backup goaltenders this season but Tuukka Rask was in desperate need of a night off. The Bruins placed their trust in Svedberg and he delivered on Friday night. Svedberg didn't give up a goal in the first two periods but he was beaten twice in the final frame. The 25-year-old's record improves to 6-5-0 and he has a 2.39 goals-against-average and a .917 save percentage this season.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:07:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg has been confirmed as Boston's starting goaltender for Friday's game.

Tuukka Rask is unavailable due to an illness. Svedberg has a 2.43 GAA and .915 save percentage in 13 games in 2014-15.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 06:44:00 PM

With Tuukka Rask having reportedly stayed in the hotel due to illness, Niklas Svedberg is expected to start Friday night against the New Jersey Devils.

The Bruins come in with the Flyers and Panthers hot on their playoff trail, behind by just two and four points respectively. Fortunately for Boston, they have games in hand. Through 13 games and 11 starts, Svedberg holds a 5-5-0 record with just 26 goals against on 306 shots this season. The rookie netminder also blanked the Devils in January on just 14 shots.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 05:23:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg could be in goal for Boston on Friday or Saturday.

The Bruins visit New Jersey on Friday and they host Arizona Saturday. Tuukka Rask has played 27 of the last 28 games and Svedberg has made just 13 appearances in 2014-15.
Fri, Feb 27, 2015 08:41:00 AM

Niklas Svedberg allowed three goals on 10 shots in just one period of action Tuesday before he was replaced by Tuukka Rask in a 5-3 loss to Dallas.

Coach Claude Julien removed his backup netminder after the first frame while his team trailed by a score of 3-1, but even the insertion of Rask, who stopped 20 of 21 shots, couldn't change the result.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 10:03:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg is expected to play between the pipes on Tuesday.

Svedberg hasn't played in the NHL since Jan. 8, but he did just return from an AHL conditioning assignment. He has a 2.22 GAA and .922 save percentage in 12 games with Boston this season.
Tue, Feb 10, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg has returned to Boston from his AHL conditioning assignment.

He posted a 3-1-0 record with a 2.76 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage during his loan to Providence. Svedberg has been solid for the Bruins this season, while sporting a 5-5-0 record, including two shutouts, to go with a 2.22 GAA and a .922 save percentage in 12 NHL appearances.
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 01:54:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg was just average in his first start with Providence in 2015.

He was assigned to the Baby Bruins Friday on a conditioning stint and started Friday night's game against Worcester. Svedberg allowed a goal in the opening minute of the contest but turned away 25 shots--Providence won 5-4. Svedberg may need another start or two to shake off the rust. He had started only one game in Boston in the past three weeks.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 09:09:00 AM

Niklas Svedberg will report to AHL Providence for a conditioning stint.

Svedberg has only made one start in January and that was on the 8th, so he could use the extra work. Malcolm Subban has been summoned to serve as Tuukka Rask's understudy in the interim.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 12:28:00 PM

The Devils offense was nowhere to be found on Thursday night, which resulted in a breezy 14-save shutout by Niklas Svedberg in the Bruins' 3-0 victory.

Svedberg improves to 5-5 on the year with a .922 save percentage and 2.22 goals against average. The 25-year-old Swede has two shutouts this season.
Thu, Jan 8, 2015 10:33:00 PM

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