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Blues acquire goalie in trade with Oilers

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Edmonton Oilers' Anders Nilsson waits for the action to come his way during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Oilers 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo) Edmonton Oilers' Anders Nilsson waits for the action to come his way during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. The Coyotes defeated the Oilers 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Just two days before the NHL trade deadline, the St. Louis Blues have made a deal with the Edmonton Oilers. 

In exchange for Edmonton's net-minder, Anders Nilsson, the Blues will trade away Niklas Lindstrom, a 2016 fifth-round draft pick. The team said Nilsson will be assigned to the Blues' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. 

Nilsson is a NHL veteran of three seasons, spending two of those with the New York Islanders. When he returned from playing in the KHL, Russia's professional hockey league, Nilsson served as a back-up for the Oilers for this season. He started in 24 of his last 26 games, posting a .901 save percentage and a 3.14 goals-allowed-average over a 10-12-2 stretch. 

This trade also comes after Brian Elliot was placed on long-term injured reserve with a lower body injury. Phoenix Copley will back-up the Blues' current starter, Jake Allen. 

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