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St. Louis Blues Acquire Goalie Anders Nilsson

FEB 06, 2016 : Anders Nilsson #39 of the Edmonton Oilers makes a save during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on February 6, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Philippe Bouchard/Icon Sportswire)

 

With a myriad of injuries to their net minders, the St. Louis Blues have decided to beef up their depth in goal by acquiring goalie Anders Nilsson from the Edmonton Oilers.

The 25-year-old rejoined the NHL this year after being signed by the Oilers. Last season, he played with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL. Nilsson, who had previously backed up the New York Islanders, hasn’t put up stellar numbers this season, with a 0.901 save percentage and a 3.14 goals against average. Still, the Blues’ defense is much more stalwart than that of the Oilers’ so it remains to be seen what he can do in a different system.

Going back the other way is goaltender Niklas Lundstrom and a fifth round pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft.

Lundstrom, 23, was drafted by St. Louis in 2011, and has yet to see NHL ice time. He has logged 4 games this year with the Chicago Wolves, the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, putting up a 0.901 save percentage and a 2.75 goals against average. He has also played 13 games in their ECHL affiliate, the Elmira Jackel.

Now a goaltender short, the Oilers have recalled Laurent Brossoit from their AHL affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors.

The Blues next play the Nashville Predators, today at 3pm ET.

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