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32 Mikael Tellqvist G
Height/Weight: 5-11/185 | Birthdate: 9/19/1979 | Birthplace: Sundbyberg, Sweden | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 5 | Salary:   | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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8/7/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Tellqvist joins Russian team

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist joins Russian team

News: Free agent goalie Mikael Tellqvist signed a contract with Ak Bars Kazan of the Kontinental Hockey League (Russia).
Analysis: Tellqvist was part of the Swedish Elite League before coming to the U.S. in 2001-02. He split the 2008-09 season between Phoenix and Buffalo. Tellqvist was never a full-time goalie in the NHL and it seems he was tired of waiting for his chance to start. He could return to the NHL at some point, but Tellqvist is not worth owning in Fantasy.

4/11/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist wins season finale

News: Buffalo G Mikael Tellqvist emerged victorious on Saturday in a 6-1 win over the Bruins in the team's final game of the season. He made 34 saves and allowed one goal, improving his record to 9-6-1 to finish the season, playing for both the Coyotes and Sabres.
Analysis: Tellqvist was not used down the stretch by the Sabres as they tried to ride Ryan Miller into the playoffs but failed to do so. Tellqvist will likely remain a backup next season so he should have little value on Draft Day 2009. The Sabres TG will likely be a high-end option next season with a healthy Ryan Miller between the pipes.

4/5/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist comes on in relief

News: Buffalo G Ryan Miller fell short in Saturday's game against the Devils, allowing three goals in the first 27:04 of the game and was pulled after the second period. The Sabres tried to make a furious comeback in the third period but fell short after Mikael Tellqvist came on in relief of Miller and made six saves, allowing no goals.
Analysis: Tellqvist will not be making too many more appearances in meaningful games as the Sabres will ride Miller the rest of the way. He is not worth using in Fantasy at the moment.

3/25/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist nets 30 saves in comeback win

News: Sabres G Mikael Tellqvist made 30 saves during a 5-3 win against the Panthers Wednesday. Tellqvist fell behind 3-1 before Buffalo scored the final four goals of the game for the victory. It was Tellqvist's first win in four appearances with the Sabres.
Analysis: Too bad Tellqvist took this long to record his first Buffalo win. Ryan Miller is set to return from an ankle injury Friday, and that means Tellqvist will have to battle Patrick Lalime for backup duties. Despite the win, Tellqvist has limited Fantasy appeal. The Sabres TG will once again be a high-end Fantasy option when Miller returns.

3/23/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Buffalo goalie situation in flux

News: Goalie Ryan Miller returned to Sabres on Monday, participating in his first full practice with a team that has been struggling since he was injured a month ago. He's been skating lightly on his own over the past week, but was in full equipment and taking shots during Monday's workout. Miller has been out since sustaining a high ankle sprain against the New York Rangers on Feb. 21. He didn't give a timetable for when he would be ready to play in a game. "My plan is to get in as quick as possible, but I really can't tell you when that's going to be," Miller said. "It's all dependent on how quickly I get myself up to speed and how my ankle reacts. You don't want to do anything too quick." Backup Patrick Lalime has started all but one of the 12 games that Miller has missed, while Mikael Tellqvist had the other start.
Analysis: Lalime was sharp early on, posting a .949 save percentage in his first five games, highlighted by back-to-back 5-1 wins over Montreal and Phoenix. But Lalime has just a 4.35 goals-against average and .865 save percentage in his last six starts. Tellqvist has made just three appearances since arriving in a trade deadline deal from Phoenix and has allowed five goals on 46 shots. Lalime will likely remain the primary backup to Miller, and it seems his time as a stopgap Fantasy option is close to being done. Lalime and Tellqvist appear to be risky Fantasy starts Week 25 (March 23-29).

3/21/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist gets work in relief

News: Patrick Lalime allowed four goals on 19 shots in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday and was replaced by Mikael Tellqvist at the start of the third. Tellqvist made 11 saves and didn't allow a goal.
Analysis: Tellqvist could eventually start getting more looks considering how poor Lalime has been since Ryan Miller was injured. Until that happens however, Tellqvist is at best a low-end flier option.

3/17/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Power play dooms Tellqvist Tuesday

Mikael Tellqvist

Power play dooms Tellqvist Tuesday

News: Sabres G Mikael Tellqvist made 32 saves during a 4-2 loss to the Senators Tuesday. Tellqvist actually blanked the Senators in the first period on 13 shots and carried a 2-0 lead into the second before Ottawa tied the game. Daniel Alfredsson put Ottawa ahead 3-2 on a power-play score 3:30 into the third for the decisive goal. Tellqvist allowed all four goals on the power play.
Analysis: Tellqvist made his first start for Buffalo, and second appearance, since coming over in a trade from Phoenix. He looked good in the first period before faltering down the stretch. Buffalo added Tellqvist for goalie insurance with Ryan Miller (ankle) out, but unless he gets on a hot streak, Patrick Lalime is still expected to see most of the starts. Tellqvist has low-end Fantasy appeal at this time. The Sabres TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option without Miller.

3/10/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist makes Buffalo debut

News: Sabres G Patrick Lalime couldn't hold a one-goal lead and was yanked during a third-period collapse during a 5-2 loss against the Flyers Tuesday. Lalime and the Sabres led 1-0 until Scott Hartnell scored a power-play goal with 14 seconds left in the first. It was still 1-all heading into the third before Jeff Carter scored 27 seconds into the third for Philadelphia. Mike Richards scored a little more than four minutes later and Lalime was gone after Carter scored his second goal at 6:24. Lalime, who made 25 saves, was replaced by Mikael Tellqvist after giving up the goal. Tellqvist allowed just a goal to Scott Hartnell, who used his chest on a deflection to beat the netminder. Tellqvist made three saves.
Analysis: Tellqvist made his first appearance in net for Buffalo Tuesday since being acquired at last Wednesday's trade deadline from Phoenix. Buffalo added Tellqvist for goalie insurance with Miller out, but unless he gets on a hot streak, Lalime is still expected to see most of the starts. Tellqvist has low-end Fantasy appeal at this time.

3/4/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Tellqvist shipped to Buffalo

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist shipped to Buffalo

News: TSN reports that the Coyotes have shipped G Mikael Tellqvist to the Sabres in exchange for a fourth-round pick.
Analysis: Tellqvist is 7-5-1 with a 2.86 GAA average this season as the backup to Ilya Bryzgalov. He will get a shot to fill in for Ryan Miller as current No. 1 Patrick Lalime is just struggling mightily. Tellqvist's value gets a nice boost with this move, as he should get some consistent starts down the stretch and is worth adding in deeper leagues as a low-end No. 2 or high-end No. 3 Fantasy option. The Sabres TG remains a No. 2 option with Miller out.

2/20/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist triumphant over Thrashers

News: Daniel Carcillo scored in the eighth round of the shootout to lift goalie Mikael Tellqvist and the Phoenix Coyotes to a 4-3 win against the Thrashers Thursday. Tellqvist allowed just a shootout goal to Slava Kozlov while making seven saves. He had 19 saves in regulation and overtime. Tellqvist held a 3-1 lead before Ilya Kovalchuk scored the tying goal with 53 seconds left.
Analysis: Tellqvist has started two straight games for the Coyotes and has looked sharp in both. Now might be the time coach Wayne Gretzky turns to the backup goalie since he has the hot hand, but the starting job with go back to Ilya Bryzgalov eventually. Tellqvist is only worth a flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Coyotes TG remains more of a No. 2 Fantasy option.

2/17/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist makes first February start

News: Sheldon Souray scored a power-play goal with 14:27 remaining past Mikael Tellqvist, lifting the Edmonton Oilers past the struggling Phoenix Coyotes 3-1 on Monday night. Tellqvist, who made 26 saves, never led in the game and allowed both of his goals on the man advantage. Shawn Horcoff added an empty-net goal with 24 seconds left to seal Tellqvist's fate.
Analysis: Tellqvist made his first start in net since Jan. 6 on Monday. He hasn't gotten a lot of time in net since coach Wayne Gretzky likes to lean on Ilya Bryzgalov. Tellqvist is only worth a flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Coyotes TG remains more of a No. 2 Fantasy option.

2/8/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Tellqvist poor in relief appearance

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist poor in relief appearance

News: Phoenix G Ilya Bryzgalov gave up four goals and made 24 saves before getting pulled in the team's 7-2 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. He allowed two goals in the final five minutes of the second period after the game was tied at 2-2 and was ultimately pulled at the end of the period. Mikael Tellqvist came on in the third period and gave up three more goals on 13 Carolina shots as Bryzgalov took the loss.
Analysis: Tellqvist has not looked very good in his last three appearances dating back to the beginning of the year. Even with Bryzgalov struggling having lost six in a row, the Coyotes still haven't used Tellqvist as a starter since well before the All-Star break. He is not even worth using as a flier and should be ignored.

1/7/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Tellqvist pulled after first period

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist pulled after first period

News: Coyotes G Mikael Tellqvist, making his third start in four games, allowed four goals on 13 shots and lasted only one period before he was replaced by Ilya Bryzgalov during a 6-0 loss to the Blackhawks Tuesday. Bryzgalov finished up by making 26 saves and allowing two goals -- one shorthanded.
Analysis: Tellqvist has allowed four or more goals in three of his last four appearances and is starting to slip a bit after starting the season as a solid backup goalie. Tellqvist isn't about to overtake Bryzgalov for the starting job, so he is just a flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Coyotes TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option.

1/3/2009

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist a winner in two straight

News: Coyotes G Mikael Tellqvist, making his second straight start for the injured Ilya Bryzgalov (back), stopped 29 shots during a 5-4 win Friday against the Islanders. Tellqvist never trailed in the game and had a 4-1 lead 3:10 into the third period before New York scored three times in the final 16 minutes of the game. Tellqvist has won his last two starts.
Analysis: Tellqvist has done an admirable job in net for Bryzgalov, who could return to action Sunday against the Ducks. Tellqvist is doing very well this season as a backup goalie, but coach Wayne Gretzky's main guy is Bryzgalov. Until that changes, Tellqvist is just a flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Coyotes TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option.

12/31/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist picks up win Wednesday

News: Phoenix G Mikael Tellqvist allowed only one goal and made 28 saves against the Avalanche on Wednesday en route to a 3-1 victory. Tellqvist made his second start in relief of normal starter Ilya Bryzgalov who is out with an injury. Expect Tellqvist to keep starting as long as Bryzgalov is out.
Analysis: Tellqvist's record improves to 5-3-1 on the season, but that won't change his status as a backup to Bryzgalov. Consider him a No. 3 option and a flier in leagues that use averages. The Coyotes TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option.

12/23/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist takes third loss

News: Coyotes G Mikael Tellqvist made 23 saves Monday as Phoenix fell 4-2 to the Oilers. He is now 4-3-1 on the season.
Analysis: Tellqvist's outing on Monday was only his third in December as Ilya Bryzgalov has been playing better hockey of late. Tellqvist has shown he can handle being a goalie in the NHL, but is back to being a reserve. Consider him a No. 3 Fantasy goalie and flier in leagues that use average points per game, but nothing more. The Coyotes TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option.

12/11/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist dresses as backup vs. Stars

News: Coyotes G Mikael Tellqvist did not play Wednesday against the Stars because of a bruised foot, but was able to dress as Ilya Bryzgalov's backup.
Analysis: Tellqvist has been the better goalie as of late having allowed three or fewer goals in five straight starts. However, Gretzky wants to lean on Bryzgalov and that doesn't bode well in the long run for Tellqvist, who remains a No. 3 Fantasy goalie or flier in leagues that use average points per game.

12/8/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist nursing bruised foot

News: The Sports Xchange reports Coyotes G Ilya Bryzgalov went the distance for Phoenix despite allowing seven goals in the first 27 minutes Sunday against the Blackhawks and continuing a recent funk after being the team's most effective player for the first six weeks. It was a punishment on coach Wayne Gretzky's part. First, backup Mikael Tellqvist was suffering from a painful foot bruise that needs time to heal. And Bryzgalov needs to work through his struggles or the Coyotes can forget about their playoff hopes.
Analysis: The Coyotes don't play again until Wednesday, so it could give time for Tellqvist to heal up. He has been the better goalie as of late having allowed three or fewer goals in five straight starts. However, Gretzky wants to lean on Bryzgalov and that doesn't bode well in the long run for Tellqvist, who is a risky start Week 10 (Dec. 8-14). Consider Bryzgalov a possible No. 2 Fantasy option for the upcoming scoring period despite his struggles. The Coyotes TG is also at best a No. 2 Fantasy option.

12/5/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Tellqvist pulled in tied game

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist pulled in tied game

News: Phoenix's weeklong goalie saga took another twist during Thursday's 6-3 win against the Maple Leafs when Mikael Tellqvist was pulled in favor of Ilya Bryzgalov after allowing three goals on nine shots in the first two periods. Tellqvist, the Coyotes' backup, had started five of Phoenix's last six games. Bryzgalov stopped all nine shots he faced as Phoenix broke a 3-all tie in the third. "We're a team that needs all 23 guys contributing at all different times," Gretzky said. "I felt Telly had got us to that point, Bryz had worked hard the last three games and we needed a pressure cooker out of him in the third. I had the gut feel it was the right time to make the change. I did it more to push the team."
Analysis: Tellqvist allowed all of six goals in his previous four outings, so Thursday's performance was a little disappointing. We figured it was only a matter of time before Phoenix went back to Bryzgalov. Tellqvist has shown he can handle being a goalie in the NHL, but is back to being a reserve. Consider him a No. 3 Fantasy goalie and flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Coyotes TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option.

12/3/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Tellqvist will start again Thursday

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist will start again Thursday

News: The Arizona Republic reports that Coyotes G Mikael Tellqvist will start for the fourth time in five games Thursday against Toronto. "Tellqvist made some key saves in the last six minutes (Tuesday)," said coach Wayne Gretzky. "He was as good as he's been again all year. He's just been solid. I know the players like playing in front of him, and he's having fun, and it's nice to see."
Analysis: Here we are with yet another case of an NHL team's management going with the hot hand in goal. This Tellqvist proclivity in Phoenix has obviously come at the expense of Ilya Bryzgalov, who hasn't won a game since Nov. 12. Tellqvist could be a good pickup in deeper leagues as a No. 2 starting goalie if your guys are struggling. The Coyotes TG is also a No. 2 Fantasy option and you'll want to bench Bryzgalov for the time being in all formats. The Coyotes play three times in Fantasy Week 10 (Dec. 8-14).

12/3/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Tellqvist keeps on winning

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist keeps on winning

News: Phoenix G Mikael Tellqvist allowed two goals on Tuesday night against the Kings and was down 2-1 going into the 3rd period. Tellqvist, who stopped 32 shots in the game, allowed one more goal but the Coyotes made a comeback and won 4-2 to give him his fourth win of the season. Tellqvist has started three of four games and appeared in five of the Coyotes' last six.
Analysis: Tellqvist improved to 4-2-1 on the year in seven games. He's allowed more than two goals in only two of those contests and has been starting over normal starter Ilya Bryzgalov lately. Bryzgalov hasn't won in six outings and his last victory came on Nov. 12 but coach Wayne Gretzky says Bryzgalov is still the main guy. Tellqvist remains a No. 3 Fantasy goalie or flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Coyotes TG is also a No. 2 Fantasy option.

12/1/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Coyotes have no goalie controversy

News: The Sports Xchange reports after losing a game to the NHL's best team, the Coyotes -- and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov -- need to regroup before hosting the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night. There are a few things that need to happen for the final two games of this homestand: They have to get more shots on net, and Bryzgalov has to crank up his game. Even though he gave up two goals in his first two shots, and backup Mikael Tellqvist has played well, there's no goalie controversy brewing. "Right now, there's nothing to assess," coach Wayne Gretzky said when asked to put the situation into perspective. "We know Bryzie is the No. 1 guy. Telly has been admirable when he's been in. He's played extremely well. Bryzgalov is just not playing to the level we need him to play at. He's better than what he's been. He's a much better goaltender than he's performed, and it's as simple as that."
Analysis: Bryzgalov hasn't won in six outings and his last victory came on Nov. 12. Hence the reason Gretzky wanted to give him a few days off to rest up for the new week. Bryzgalov has a 2.75 GAA and .911 save percentage this season. The losses haven't totally been his fault since Phoenix is a poor offensive team. Despite his rough stretch, Bryzgalov is a reliable No. 2 Fantasy goalie. Tellqvist remains a No. 3 Fantasy goalie or flier in leagues that use average points per game. The Coyotes TG is also a No. 2 Fantasy option.

11/30/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist sharp in relief loss

News: Phoenix yanked starting G Ilya Bryzgalov after just two shots on Saturday against the Sharks. Bryzgalov allowed both shots to score and backup Mikael Tellqvist came on for the last 53:57 of the game. Tellqvist stopped 20 of 21 shots in the game but Joe Pavelski's goal in the 3rd period gave the Sharks the win and Tellqvist the bad-luck loss.
Analysis: Tellqvist was on a two-game winning streak for the Coyotes before Saturday and he did not against the high-scoring Sharks to suggest he deserved to lose. Still, his record drops to 3-2-1 on the year. Bryzgalov has had more long-term success than Tellqvist and it might take a lot more for him to lose his job. Despite his recent run, Tellqvist still has marginal Fantasy appeal. The Coyotes TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option.

11/28/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF Tellqvist difference maker for 'Yotes

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist difference maker for 'Yotes

News: Mikael Tellqvist has turned the Coyotes around. He stopped 37 shots in his second consecutive start and the Phoenix Coyotes beat the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 Friday afternoon. "This is two outstanding games in a row for him," coach Wayne Gretzky said. "He's definitely been the difference the last two games." Ryan Smyth cut the lead to 2-1 with 15:53 remaining when he redirected Ian Laperriere's bouncing shot from the right boards under Tellqvist. But Tellqvist would make 13 saves in the period to secure the win. "It's just for me to come in and stop the puck," said Tellqvist, who has made 74 saves the past two games. "But the defense also is doing one hell of a job, too."
Analysis: As good as Tellqvist has been as of late, it appears as though Phoenix might just ride the hot hand until he cools off and then put Ilya Bryzgalov back in net. Bryzgalov has had more long-term success than Tellqvist and it might take a lot more for him to lose his job. Despite his recent run, Tellqvist still has marginal Fantasy appeal. The Coyotes TG is a No. 2 Fantasy option.

11/26/2008

Mikael Tellqvist, G, BUF

Mikael Tellqvist

Tellqvist picks up rare win

News: Phoenix G Mikael Tellqvist ended up with 38 saves in Wednesday's 3-2 win over Columbus. Tellqvist allowed two goals in the game and allowed the game-tying goal in the 3rd period to Jason Chimera. His teammates bailed him out, however, as Viktor Tikhonov scored to put the game away at the 17:28 mark.
Analysis: Tellqvist improved to 2-1-1 on the season with the win Wednesday. He's started just four times on the season behind Ilya Bryzgalov. Tellqvist doesn't play nearly enough to get much notice in Fantasy. The Coyotes TG is a No. 2 option, at best.