Last season, Nilsson played in 29 games, split between Edmonton and St. Louis. He compiled a 10-13-2 record with a 3.12 GAA and a .901 SV%. In 52 career games (with the Islanders, Oilers, and Blues), he has a 19-22-4 record with a 3.09 GAA and a .900 SV%.
Nilsson was deemed expendable by the Blues following Friday’s signing of Carter Hutton to a two year contract. As for Buffalo, they had a vacancy between the pipes after Chad Johnson inked a one year pact with Calgary. His arrival should allow youngster Linus Ullmark to stay in the AHL to start next season.
After the deal, General Fanager reports that Nilsson has signed on with the Sabres for $1MM, on a one-year deal.