Nilsson refused to sign a contract extension with Ak Bars Kazan and could seek a return to the NHL, according to Russian publication Gazeta Business Online.
Nilsson signed a one-year contract with Ak Bars Kazan last May. He went 20-9-8 with a 1.71 goals-against average and .936 save percentage in 38 regular-season games, then went 13-7 in the playoffs with a 1.54 GAA and .935 save percentage.
The 25-year-old parted ways with the Islanders last spring after they declined to sign the restricted free agent to a one-year deal.
- With h/t to Igor Eronko