Lindback signed a one-year contract with HC Davos (Switzerland) on Saturday.
Lindback returned from Europe ahead of the 2017-18 campaign with the hopes of breaking into the Predators' roster, but instead spent the entire season -- excluding a few call-ups in which he never saw the ice -- in the minors with AHL Milwaukee. A strong year from youngster Juuse Saros as the No. 2 behind Pekka Rinne made the veteran Lindback expendable. At this point, it seems unlikely the Swede will get another shot to return to North America. If this is the end of his NHL career, Lindback will retire having played 130 games in which he posted a 45-58-8 record with three shutouts and a .904 save percentage.
Lindback was called up from AHL Milwaukee on Thursday, TSN reports.
Lindback won't be much more than a practice goalie, as the Predators will likely allow starter Pekka Rinne to skip practices and game-day skates in order to keep him fresh for postseason contests. With the Admirals, the 29-year-old Lindback posted a 31-20-2 record, along with a .908 save percentage -- not exactly numbers to instill confidence in the coaching staff if the netminder needed to suit up.
Lindback was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Monday.
Lindback's promotion came during the Predators' bye week in order to get No. 2 Juuse Saros some action in the minors. The 27-year-old Lindback enjoyed the benefit of a week of rest and will return to the Admirals, for whom he has posted a 17-6-0 record with a .920 save percentage.
The Predators recalled Lindback from AHL Milwaukee on Wednesday.
Nashville sent Juuse Saros to the minors in a corresponding move so the 22-year-old netminder can continue to play during the Predators' five-day break. The two goaltenders will once again switch places in advance of Tuesday's matchup with Vegas.
Lindback was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Monday.
This is now the third time this season that Lindback has been yo-yo'd between the AHL and NHL in order to give No. 2 goaltender Jusse Saros an opportunity to stay fresh by starting games in the minors. There's no reason to give Lindback any fantasy lineup consideration unless he's recalled in the event of an injury to the netminders ahead of him on the organizational depth chart.
Lindback was recalled from AHL Milwaukee on Friday.
The Swedish netminder hasn't appeared in an NHL game since the 2015-16 season with Arizona, but the Predators continue to rotate him with Juuse Saros to keep his conditioning at an acceptable level and benefit from hanging around NHL talent in practice from time-to-time. Obviously he has no fantasy value unless something were to happen to star goalie Pekka Rinne.
Lindback was reassigned to AHL Milwaukee on Sunday, per the league's transactions page.
The big Swede is currently in his second stint with the Nashville organization, though it doesn't seem as though he's being given serious consideration for playing time this time around. Lindback's recall was made for the sole reason of giving the franchise's No. 2 goaltender, Juuse Saros, a chance to see game action in the minors.
Lindback was called up from AHL Milwaukee on Thursday.
This move is likely more about getting Juuse Saros minutes with the Admirals than it is about Lindback's performance. With games Thursday and Saturday against Vancouver and Anaheim respectively, the veteran will almost certainly spend his time on the bench watching Pekka Rinne patrol the crease. A swap between the Swede and Saros should be expected in the near future.
Lindback was reassigned to the minors Monday.
As expected, Lindback's promotion to Nashville was short lived, as the goal was simply to get youngster Juuse Saros some game action. Having achieved that outcome, the 29-year-old Swede returns to the Admirals, where he has posted an 8-3-0 record with a .918 save percentage. While this probably isn't the last time the Predators will swap these two netminders, it seems Saros -- not Lindback -- is the long-term replacement for Pekke Rinne.
Lindback earned his first call-up of the season Thursday.
While the decision to swap backup goalies could be contributed to getting Juuse Saros some much needed play time, Lindback's 8-3-0 record and 2.46 GAA with AHL Milwaukee were no doubt factors as well. The 29-year-old hasn't appeared in an NHL game since 2015-16 when he was with Arizona, but may have to wait even longer as Nashville is not scheduled for a back-to-back until December.
Lindback was sent down to AHL Milwaukee on Monday.
Lindback -- who is making his second stint with the Predators -- will be a familiar name for Admirals fans as he previously played for Milwaukee from 2010-12. The 2008 seventh-round pick will likely spend the bulk of the year in the minors splitting time with Matt O'Connor.
Lindback will start Sunday's preseason tilt against Columbus, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
The big Swede last played in the NHL during the 2015-16 campaign and is hoping a return to Nashville -- where he enjoyed two successful seasons as Pekka Rinne's backup -- will rejuvenate his career. While Lindback is currently toiling as the organization's third or fourth goaltender, it's certainly within the realm of possibility for Lindback to play himself into an NHL role in 2017-18.
Lindback signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Predators on Saturday, per CapFriendly. The deal is worth $650,000 in the NHL but just $100,000 in the minors.
His name should ring a bell for hockey enthusiasts that followed the NHL between 2010-16. Lindback had stints with the Predators, Lightning, Stars, Sabres and Coyotes, respectively, before joining Rogle BK in his home country this past season. A career backup, Lindback has a 45-58-8 record to go along with a 2.87 GAA and .904 save percentage over 130 career NHL games.
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 in an attempt to bolster their goalie depth. However, the team ultimately wasn't in need of the 28-year-old's services in net. Lindback will look for an offer from another NHL club's AHL affiliate, but he 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 save 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 the Devils on Friday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Lindback finished out the 2015-16 season with the Coyotes on injured reserve due to an Achilles injury. With Cory Schneider participating in the World Cup of Hockey, the Devils lacked netminder depth for training camp. Keith Kinkaid is cemented in the relief role, so the 28-year-old Lindback likely won't end up with the Devils. Rather, he'll likely use the tryout to show teams in need of a goalkeeper that he's a healthy, viable backup option.
Lindback (Achilles) has been placed on injured reserve, according to the NHL Media Site.
Lindback had already been ruled out for the remainder of the 2015-16 season, so his placement on injured reserve shouldn't come as much of a shock. The backup netminder for the Coyotes, the 27-year-old didn't perform well enough or play consistently enough to be considered in fantasy leagues, and neither should his replacement (Niklas Treutle). Now that he's done for the season, Lindback will set his sights on rehabbing for the 2016-17 campaign.
As expected, Lindback will undergo surgery on his injured Achilles tendon Friday, and will miss the remainder of the season, Craig Morgan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Although a definitive timetable for Lindback's recovery has yet to be released, the 27-year-old netminder may have a difficult time returning to full health before training camps open next season. He's also set to become an unrestricted free agent following the 2015-16 campaign, and it isn't clear how much attention, if any, he'll garner on the open market. Lindback will likely hope to secure a backup spot with a goalie-needy organization, as he didn't play well enough this season to warrant consideration as a starter, compiling a 5-7-1 record with a 3.11 GAA and .894 save percentage in 19 appearances.
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