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Blues acquire Nilsson from Oilers

Goalie has 10-12-2 record this season, will form tandem with Allen @NHLdotcom

The St. Louis Blues on Saturday acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson from the Edmonton Oilers for goaltender Niklas Lundstrom and a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Nilsson provides insurance for the Blues, who recently lost goalie Brian Elliott to a lower-body injury. Elliott will be re-evaluated in four weeks. Jake Allen, who returned Monday after missing 17 games with a lower-body injury, took over the No. 1 goaltending duties with Elliott sidelined.

Nilsson was 10-12-2 in 26 games for the Oilers this season with a 3.14 goals-against average and .901 save percentage. He shared playing time in Edmonton with Cam Talbot before he was assigned to Bakersfield of the American Hockey League on Feb. 10.

The 25-year-old has a record of 19-21-4 in 49 NHL games for the Oilers and New York Islanders, who made him a third-round pick (No. 62) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Lundstrom, 23, has split this season between the Blues' AHL affiliate in Chicago and Elmira of the ECHL. He was 1-1-0 in four games with the Wolves and 8-3-0 in 13 games for the Jackals. He was a fifth-round pick (No. 132) in the 2011 draft.

The Oilers also traded defenseman Justin Schultz to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and forward Teddy Purcell to the Florida Panthers on Saturday, each for a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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