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Niklas Svedberg | Goalie

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/4/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 176
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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

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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.
Source: NHL.com
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

Niklas Svedberg did well in his preseason debut Tuesday night.

The projected backup netminder to Tuukka Rask this season made 16 saves on 18 shots in two periods of work during a 3-2 loss to Montreal. Boston prospect Malcolm Subban played in the third period and he allowed one goal on 10 shots.
Sep 24 - 6:57 AM

Niklas Svedberg has inked a one-year, $600,000 contract with the Boston Bruins.

It's a one-way deal, which signals the Bruins commitment to using Svedberg as their backup goaltender in 2014-15. He had a 2.63 GAA and .910 save percentage in 45 AHL games last season.
Jun 23 - 6:35 PM

Niklas Svedberg has been assigned to AHL Providence.

He dressed as Chad Johnson's backup in Wednesday's game versus Buffalo. The Bruins gave Tuukka Rask the night off to rest after his return from the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Feb 28 - 8:05 AM

Niklas Svedberg will stick with the Bruins so that he can serve as the team's backup goaltender on Wednesday.

Tuukka Rask will get Wednesday's game off entirely so that he can rest up after the Olympics. Svedberg has a 2.71 GAA and .910 save percentage in 35 AHL games in 2013-14.
Feb 25 - 6:27 PM

Niklas Svedberg turned aside 32 of 35 shots for the Bruins en route to a 3-2 overtime win in his NHL debut.

Svedberg's first chance to get a taste of NHL action was postponed last week due to a roster crunch, but he finally got his opportunity on this night. He'll likely be reassigned again soon, but could be factor in goal in the long-term.
Jan 2 - 10:16 PM

Niklas Svedberg has been called up by Boston and it looks like he'll start Thursday.

He was the first goalie off the ice at the team's morning skate, which indicates that he'll make his NHL debut against Nashville. Svedberg was expected to get a look with the big club last week, but some injuries forced Boston to reassign him to the minors.
Jan 2 - 12:07 PM

Niklas Svedberg has been returned to the minors.

The Bruins wanted to take a look at the 24-year-old goaltender, but changed their plans after announcing that Dennis Seidenberg would be lost for the rest of the season because of a serious knee injury. Svedberg went down so that the team could bring up another defenseman, Zach Trotman, on an emergency basis.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 03:33:00 PM

Niklas Svedberg has been called up from the minors.

"We're going to have a look at him in the next little while here," coach Claude Julien said. "Not tonight, but maybe tomorrow or the game after. I think he's earned that. We told him that after having such a good camp that we'd bring him up at some point, get him some games. So that's what we're doing right now." He will serve as Tuukka Rask's backup in Friday's game versus Ottawa. He has posted an 11-5-3 record to go with a .907 save percentage and a 2.91 goals-against average in 20 games with AHL Providence this season.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 12:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Simon Gagne
5Daniel Paille
6Anthony Camara
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
4Seth Griffith
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
8Joe Morrow
9Zach Trotman
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg