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Update 5/28: AK Bars has officially announced that they have signed Anders NilssonOriginal 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.
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Yesterday, Sound Tigers goaltender Anders Nilsson skated with the team for the first time since January after being sidelined with an undisclosed illness. Earlier today, HockeySvierge.se posted an interview with Nilsson that revealed the cause and how Nilsson is feeling.

On Twitter Magnus, also known as @SwedishIslander, provided a quick translation of what the article discussed:

[sny-box]AN says he's been lacking B12 vitamin. He's been constantly tired though he's been sleeping 10-12 hours a night. He's happy to finally know what's been wrong but now he's a little bit better and has begun practicing again.[/sny-box]

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Over the weekend, Kenny Reiter started Saturday and Sunday's games for the Sound Tigers, after Kevin Poulin was called up to the Island. Missing was Anders Nilsson, the Islanders other young goaltending prospect in the AHL, who hasn't been seen on the ice in February.

In October, Nilsson missed the start of the season due to an unknown illness. The team wouldn't say what was up and the CT Post's Mike Fornabaio didn't know either. From October 25:

[sny-box]If you?re puzzled by Anders Nilsson?s absence, sounds like you?re not the only one. ?He?s not feeling 100 percent well when he?s on the ice,? Scott Pellerin said. ?He?s not 100 percent.?[/sny-box]

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Last week the Sound Tigers reeled off three wins with a combined score of 13-7. They beat Norfolk last Wednesday in an 11am game, which is the annual school field trip game attended by many area schools. Over the weekend, they beat Manchester on the road and won a Sunday matinee against the rival CT Whale. All of that makes this weekend's three games in three nights (tonight @ Wilkes-Barre, Sat vs. Manchester, Sun @ Providence) a real shot at ending up atop the division by Monday morning.

The Sound Tigers currently sit in second, two behind Springfield and four ahead of Adirondack, with an 8-3 record. It's happened for a lot of reasons; there's not really one part of the team that's carrying them. They're getting solid goaltending from both Kevin Poulin and Anders Nillson, the defense is playing well, and there are the two first round picks in Brock Nelson and Nino Niederreiter, who each have a 7-6-13 line and lead the team in scoring.

Nelson's emergence in his first professional year is excellent news. The Islanders moved up in the 2010 draft to the very end of the first round to grab Nelson, and it's still very early but it seems as though that is already paying off. He's scored a goal in each game thus far in November continuing the offensive prowess he showed at North Dakota and, as LHH writes in a recent profile, has been given lots of special teams time indicative of someone who isn't just a point producer:

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We're going to take a break from Brooklyn Mania to talk about Connecticut hockey, as the Sound Tigers have three games in three days this weekend. Don't worry, there's a lot more Brooklyn discussion still to come.

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Two Saturdays ago, Anders Nilsson was scheduled to start the Sound Tigers' second game of the year; their home opener against Providence. Nilsson was scratched from starting shortly before game time leading to Kevin Poulin getting his second start in as many nights, having also started the night before against the CT Whale.

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Per Katie Strang, defender Andrew MacDonald is the latest Islander to head to Europe. He's going to be playing for HC Energie Karlovy Vary (say that five times fast) of the Czech league. That now makes seven Islanders playing in Europe: MacDonald (CZE), John Tavares (SUI), Mark Streit (SUI), Frans Nielsen (FIN), Michael Grabner (AUS), Lubomir Visnovsky (SLV), and Jesse Joensuu (FIN).

As for Grabner, who signed with his hometown team of Villacher SV late last week, the team didn't waste any time trying to capitalize on merchandise opportunities. They cleverly labeled the Grabner jersey t-shirt as a 'limited edition' but who knows, it could be a year long engagement depending on how things go here in North America.

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