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St. Louis Blues upgrade net with trade for Edmonton Oilers goalie Anders Nilsson

Edmonton gets a pick and a prospect in return.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

After a string of injuries in net, biggest priority for the St. Louis Blues at the 2016 NHL trade deadline was finding reinforcements for their goaltending.

They did just that on Saturday morning, acquiring Edmonton Oilers goalie Anders Nilsson for goalie prospect Niklas Lundstrom and a 2016 fifth-round draft pick.

Acquiring a goalie became crucial for the Blues over the last few weeks as injuries have bitten Jake Allen and Brian Elliott. Allen recently returned to the net for the first time since early January, and Elliott was recently put on injured reserve.

This is the first year Nilsson has truly stuck in the NHL after years bouncing from the pros to the minors in the New York Islanders' and Chicago Blackhawks' system. Since being traded to Edmonton last summer, Nilsson has posted a 10-12-2 record, a 3.14 goals against average and a .901 save percentage in 26 games.

Lundstrom was a fifth-round pick by the Blues in the 2011 draft and is experiencing his first full year playing North American hockey in the ECHL and AHL.