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Cristopher Nilstorp | Goalie

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 184
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Cristopher Nilstorp has been returned to the minors.
His demotion probably means that Kari Lehtonen is available to return from his concussion. Nilstorp allowed three goals on 17 shots in relief of Tim Thomas on Sunday against Winnipeg in his only action during his recall. Mar 17 - 2:14 PM

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With Kari Lehtonen injured, the Dallas Stars decided to recall Cristopher Niltorp from the AHL on Sunday.

Nilstorp, 30, is likely to back up Tim Thomas most nights for however long Lehtonen is out with his head injury. Thomas is worth owning as a second or third goalie in fantasy for at least the duration of Lehtonen's injury issues.
Mar 9 - 5:53 PM

Cristopher Nilstorp has agreed to a one year, two-way extension with the Dallas Stars.

Nilstorp is projected to start the 2013-14 campaign in the AHL, but he might get a couple stints with Dallas next season depending on the health of their top two goaltenders. He had a 3.09 GAA and .897 save percentage in five NHL starts in 2013.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 12:25:00 PM

Dallas Stars reassign Cristopher Nilstorp to AHL Texas.

Nilstorp was recalled this week with Kari Lehtonen sidelined by a groin injury. Returning Nilstorp to the AHL is a sign Lehtonen should be ready to return to the lineup.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 12:24:00 PM

If things go wrong with Richard Bachman, Cristopher Nilstorp will take his place on Friday. He's serving as the Dallas Stars' backup with Kari Lehtonen out.

It's difficult to recommend either goalie unless you're really pressing for every tiny tweak to your weekly stats. The Stars are simply a very different team with Lehtonen out of the lineup.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 01:35:00 PM

Christopher Nilstorp is currently out of action with an undisclosed injury in the AHL.

Just an FYI as Nilstorp is likely fourth on the Stars depth chart in goal with Kari Lehtonen, Jack Campbell and Richard Bachman ahead of him.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 06:45:00 AM

Cristopher Nilstorp has been returned to the minors by the Dallas Stars.

Dallas needed to make room on its roster after activating Kari Lehtonen (groin). Nilstorp has a 3.09 GAA and .897 save percentage in five games this season.
Thu, Feb 28, 2013 09:47:00 AM

Christopher Nilstorp turned aside 26 of 31 Nashville shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Predators Monday.

Nilstorp was between the pipes tonight because Kari Lehtonen is currently out with a groin injury. Lehtonen is slowly making progress but traveled with the Stars to Nashville and even has a chance to start on Tuesday at Columbus. The Finnish netminder projects to be one of the most consistent fantasy goalies in the league but fantasy owners should probably be worried about Lehtonen's groin in a shortened season.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:37:00 PM

Cristopher Nilstorp is expected to start on Monday.

Nilstorp was summoned from the minors because Kari Lehtonen is out with a groin injury. He has a 2.60 GAA and .913 save percentage in four starts this season.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Cristopher Nilstorp will "probably" get the start in net Monday against the Nashville Predators, according to coach Glen Gulutzan.

Kari Lehtonen (groin) is traveling with the Stars but is no lock to be activated off injured reserve. Nilstorp won his first NHL game Saturday after losing his first three starts. However, it appears Lehtonen is closing in on a return, so we wouldn't advise adding Nilstorp in anything but the deepest of leagues.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Dallas goaltender Christopher Nilstorp suggested he is more confident now that he has his first NHL victory under his belt.

Nilstorp stopped 31 shots as he and the Stars defeated the visiting San Jose Sharks 3-1 Saturdy night. "It's a great feeling to get your first win," said Nilstorp, a 29-year-old Swede in his first year in North America. "I think the guys did a great job in front of me helping me out. It means a lot for me. You get your first win, you get excited for the next game now, so my confidence builds up because of this."
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:40:00 AM

Dallas netminder Christopher Nilstorm emerged with a very strong effort, steering aside 31 shots to spark the Stars to a 3-1 triumph over the visiting San Jose Sharks Saturday night.

Nilstorp is now 1-3-0 on the season.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 10:59:00 PM

Cristopher Nilstorp is the Dallas Stars' probable goaltender on Saturday.

Nilstorp was the first netminder off the ice this morning, which is usually a good indicator of who will start. He has a 3.16 GAA and .892 save percentage in three games this season.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 12:15:00 PM

Goalie Christopher Nilstorp turned aside 18 of 22 Vancouver shots as the Canucks defeated the Stars 4-3 in Dallas.

It wasn't a very impressive performance in what has been an unimpressive season for Nilstorp. He is 0-3-0.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 11:29:00 PM

Cristopher Nilstorp will be between the pipes for Dallas Thursday versus Vancouver.

He has posted a 0-2-0 record with a 2.70 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in two NHL starts this season. Nilstorp had his previous stint in the NHL end in late January because of a groin injury, but he's ready to get back into Dallas' crease now with Kari Lehtonen sidelined with his own groin issue.
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 05:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Travis Morin
LW1Jamie Benn
2Erik Cole
3Antoine Roussel
4Shawn Horcoff
5Travis Moen
6Curtis McKenzie
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Ryan Garbutt
4Colton Sceviour
5Patrick Eaves
6Rich Peverley
D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3Jason Demers
4Jordie Benn
5Patrik Nemeth
6Jyrki Jokipakka
7John Klingberg
8Jamie Oleksiak
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Anders Lindback