Blues acquire goaltender Nilsson in trade with Oilers

Edmonton Oilers goaltender Anders Nilsson joins Gene Principe to talk about his tattoos.

The St. Louis Blues have acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Niklas Lundstrom and a 2016 5th round draft pick.

An injury to Brian Elliott effectively sent St. Louis on a search for late-season help between the pipes. Nilsson can provide the team with support behind Jake Allen.

Nilsson appeared in 26 games with the Oilers this season, posting a 3.14 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage.

Elliott was placed on injured reserve earlier this week with a lower-body injury. He will be re-evaluated in four weeks.

Lundstrom, a 23-year-old native of Varmdo, Sweden, appeared in 13 games with the Elmira Jackal of the ECHL and four games with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.

In a corresponding move, the Oilers have recalled goaltender Laurent Brossoit from the AHL’s Bakersfield Condors.

  • Niklas Lundstrom
  • 2016 5th round draft pick