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Anders Nilsson to make Sabres debut

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)
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The Buffalo Sabres have announced that goaltender Anders Nilsson will be making his debut for the club tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Nilsson, 26, is no stranger to the National Hockey League having 52 career games under his belt with time spent in net for the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, and St. Louis Blues over the past four seasons.

The Lulea, Sweden native has earned a 3.09 career goals against average and a .900 save percentage along with a 19-22-4 record.

Last season he split time with the Oilers and the Blues having a 3.14 goals against average and a .901 save percentage in 26 games with the Oilers and a 2.76 GAA with the Blues.

Nilsson spent the 2014-25 season in the KHL playing in 38 contests with the Ak Bars. He earned a 1.71 GAA and a .936 SV% earning him a spot on the KHL First All-Star Team and named KHL goaltender of the Week four times. In the post season, he was posted the KHL’s best playoff GAA (1.54) and had the most playoff Shutouts (6).

Buffalo enters the contest ranked eighth in the Atlantic Division with a 1-2-1 record and three points earned in the first four matchups.

The Flyers enter the game against the Sabres at home in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia tonight with five points in six games after going 2-3-1 to start the season.

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