Lindback will remain on the active roster for AHL Ontario as the team has retracted its press release saying he had been released from his PTO, Lindsay Czarnecki of LA Kings Insider reports. It turns out that Lindback will retain his job after all as the Kings continue to deal with injuries to their goalies. Regardless, this whole debacle should serve as a reminder that Lindback isn't likely to make much of a fantasy impact this season.
Lindback was released from his professional tryout agreement with AHL Ontario on Thursday, Dhiren Mahiban of The Canadian Press reports. When Jonathan Quick went down with a long-term groin injury in late October, the Kings brought Lindback in on a PTO with AHL Ontario in an attempt to bolster their depth at goaltender. The team ultimately wasn't in need of the 28-year-old's services in net, and thus decided to cut ties with him Thursday. Lindback will hope to get another offer from an NHL club's AHL affiliate, but may need to head overseas in hopes of continuing his professional hockey career.
Lindback signed a professional tryout agreement with the Kings on Tuesday, Sportsnet's John Shannon reports. The Kings are starved for help between the pipes with their top two goalies -- -- including fantasy stud Jonathan Quick -- on injured reserve with their respective groin injuries. Lindback appeared in 19 games with the Coyotes last season, but he was frequently lit up as the following numbers show: 5-7-1 record, 3.11 GAA and .894 saver percentage.
Lindback will not sign with the Devils after playing with the team on a PTO, Andrew Gross of The Record reports. As expected, Lindback didn't make the cut in New Jersey after filling a need for depth in the preseason. He'll roam the free agent market for the start of the season in search of a goalie-needy team.
Lindback inked a professional tryout agreement with New Jersey on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports. Lindback finished out the 2015-16 season on injured reserves with an Achilles injury for the Coyotes. With Cory Schneider participating in the World Cup of Hockey, the Devils were lacking netminder depth for training camp. With Keith Kinkaid cemented in the relief role, the 28-year-old Lindback will likely use the tryout to show teams in need of a goalkeeper that he is healthy and could come in as a quality back-up option rather than landing a permanent job with New Jersey.
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