Update 5/28: AK Bars has officially announced that they have signed Anders Nilsson
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Original Post: Anders Nilsson is leaving the Islanders, according to the Russian sports website Sportbox.ru.
The Swedish goaltender has reportedly signed a deal with AK Bars of the KHL. Nilsson is a restricted free agent and recently said that he did not want to play in the AHL next season.
“My hope and my goal is to play in the NHL,” he told Expressen.se. “But I do not want to play in the AHL. So it will not be the NHL so it will be well anywhere in Europe.”
The 24-year-old netminder appeared in 19 games for the Islanders last season. In that span he went 8-7-0, with a goals against average of 3.11 and a save percentage of .898. Since being drafted in 2009 by the Isles he has played in a total of 23 NHL contests.