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Bruins lose backup goalie Svedberg to KHL

The Bruins will need to add goaltending to their to-do list for the summer. Backup netminder Niklas Svedberg left the team to sign with Salavat Yulaev of the KHL, according to his agent. Boston did not display much confidence in Svedberg this season, as Tuukka Rask played 70 of the Bruins' 82 games, the most of Rask's career. Svedberg played in 18 games and compiled a 7-5-1 record...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg out of Boston, onto KHL

Photo Credit: Jim Davis/ Boston GlobeBoston Bruins backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg is departing Boston and is moving onto the KHL. Svedberg signed a one year deal with Salavat Yulaev. Svedberg played an intricate role for the Bruins who was able to provide some relief to Bruins work horse Tukka Rask. Svedberg spent four years in the Boston Bruins organization between Providence...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Signs Deal With Russian Team

In addition to a new general manager and possibly a new head coach, the Boston Bruins will also be on the lookout for a new backup goalie for the 2015-16 season.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Setting Up Their Pieces for the Playoffs

Niklas Svedberg #72 of the Boston Bruins leans back to make a save against Jesper Fast #19 of the New York Rangers at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images) Look at the Boston Bruins from a distance and you may see a team stumbling their way into a wild card playoff spot not knowing how they got there themselves...
Via The Sports Journal
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Struggle to hold playoff position

The Boston Bruins have now lost their last two games. Their most recent loss came this past Thursday night against the Ottawa Senators. The Bruins still remain in the eighth spot in the eastern conference, and must retain this position to make the playoffs. The prior game to this was against the Buffalo Sabres, who currently hold the worst record in the NHL. This game should have...
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Svedberg and the Bruins goaltending backup dilemma

Niklas Svedberg tracks down the puck. (via CSNNE)With the 2014-15 season coming to a close, The Boston Bruins, as well as the fans, want to figure out the backup goaltender situation. With a surplus of goalies ready to play down in Providence, the question will continue to be asked and speculated about. The Bruins have three separate options in Niklas Svedberg, Malcolm Subban, and...
Via BruinsLife
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg’s Impressive Start Vs. Devils Wins Amica Coverage Play Of The Week staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week, and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy...
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Niklas Svedberg Shows ‘Mental Toughness’ In Bruins’ Win Vs. Devils (Video)

The Boston Bruins need a solid backup goaltender behind Tuukka Rask, and Niklas Svedberg made a strong case for the job Friday night. The 25-year-old Swede wasn’t perfect, but his 29 saves on 31 shots were enough to help the B’s earn a 3-2 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils. On a night when Rask got the game off after making 18 straight appearances, it was just what the...
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bruins Goalie Niklas Svedberg Will Start In Net Against Stars

BOSTON — Niklas Svedberg will start in net when the Boston Bruins take on the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night at TD Garden, head coach Claude Julien confirmed. Svedberg hasn’t played for Boston since he shut out the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 8. Tuukka Rask had made 11 straight starts for the Bruins and went 7-3-1. Svedberg was sent to the Providence Bruins on a conditioning loan...
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Julien: Niklas Svedberg ‘Stood Tall’ In Bruins’ Win Vs. Blue Jackets (Video)

In a game where young players needed to step up, Matt Bartkowski and Niklas Svedberg did exactly that. Bartkowski started the Boston Bruins’ matchup against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday with a couple of penalties, but he turned his game around and finished with two assists. As for Svedberg, he let in a pair of goals in the first period but was a wall late in the game...
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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