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Anders Lindback | Goalie

Team: Dallas Stars
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 210
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Anders Lindback has signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars for $925,000.
Lindback will back up Dallas starter Kari Lehtonen and may play 25-30 games. He could play more if the injury-prone Lehtonen, as he usually does, misses considerable amount of time. Jul 1 - 1:04 PM

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The Lightning will not give Anders Lindback a qualifying offer.

He’d require a qualifying offer of $2.2 million. Lindback now will become an unrestricted free agent July 1. General manager Steve Yzerman said that Lindback will still be considered. "We are going to look and see what is out there, but (Lindback) is on the list," Yzerman said. Lindback had an 8-12-2 record, 2.90 goals-against average and .891 save percentage for the Lighting this past season.
Jun 21 - 10:30 PM

The Lightning are still considering re-signing Anders Lindback.

The team has been busy signing its restricted free agents in recent weeks, but no deal has been struck with the back-up net minder. "He's still in the mix," general manager Steve Yzerman said. "They understand what I'm trying to do at this point and he's still a guy we're considering signing for next year." Lindback posted a 8-12-2 record, 2.90 goals-against average and .891 save percentage this past season, while earning $2.2 million
Jun 21 - 7:55 PM

Anders Lindback disappointed his team yet again, allowing three goals on 20 shots before getting the hook in Game 4's loss to Montreal on Tuesday.

The Bolts were a different team with Lindback tending the pipes instead of the injured Ben Bishop, who put together a Vezina calibre season that led the team to the playoffs. The 25 year old Lindback went 0-3 in the playoffs with a .881 save percentage and 3.91 goals against average.
Apr 22 - 10:20 PM

Anders Lindback will play between the pipes on Tuesday.

With Ben Bishop hurt, the Lightning have been forced to go with Lindback in their first round series against Montreal. Lindback has a 3.49 GAA and .888 save percentage in three straight playoff losses and consequently Tampa Bay is in danger of being eliminated Tuesday night.
Apr 22 - 12:45 PM

Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback stopped 28 Montreal shots Sunday night but allowed a relative softy on the first shot he faced, and the Canadiens went on to prevail 3-2.

Lindback, playing in place of injured first-stringer Ben Bishop (elbow), is now 0-3 in the postseason; Tampa Bay is down 0-3 to the Canadiens in the teams' first-round, best-of-seven playoff series. Lindback let down the Lightning only 11 seconds into Sunday's game when he failed to stop a fairly easy wrister from Montreal's Rene Bourque. The Canadiens never trailed in the game. Lindback is not only 0-3 in the series but also has an unimpressive GAA of 3.49 and a save percentage of .891.
Apr 20 - 11:19 PM

Anders Lindback will start on Sunday after being pulled in Friday's game.

Lindback isn't an ideal playoff starter, but Tampa Bay doesn't have a lot of options with Ben Bishop hurt. The alternative to Lindback would have been Kristers Gudlevskis, who had just one game worth of NHL experience before he replaced Lindback late in Game 2.
Apr 20 - 11:08 AM

Anders Lindback simply was not good enough on Friday night, allowing three goals on 23 shots before getting pulled during the Bolts' Game 2 loss to Montreal.

Kristers Gudlevskis finished the last nine minutes of the game, allowing a goal on three shots. Lindback has now allowed eight goals in Tampa's two playoff games. Injured starter Ben Bishop took shots from the goalie coach on Friday morning, and the Lightning are hoping he will be back for Sunday's Game 3. The Lightning are now down 2-0 in the series, while Lindback has proven to be a poor option in goal coming off a regular season where he went 8-12-3 with an .891 save percentage.
Apr 18 - 10:15 PM

Anders Lindback is expected to start on Friday.

No surprise there given that Ben Bishop is still dealing with an elbow injury. Lindback turned aside 39 of 44 shots in Montreal's 5-4 overtime win against Tampa Bay on Wednesday.
Apr 18 - 4:08 PM

With Ben Bishop (left elbow) not expected to be healthy anytime soon, the Lightning will have to rely on Anders Lindback to defeat Montreal.

The Bolts' backup did a very good job Wednesday night keeping his team in the game by kicking out 39 of 44 shots, but he is going to have to do better if the Lightning hope to get by the Canadiens in the first round.
Apr 18 - 11:42 AM

Anders Lindback did his best to prevent it, but the Lightning dropped a 5-4 overtime decision to Montreal in Game 1 of their first round playoff series Wednesday.

Lindback stopped 39 of 44 shots in the defeat and did a good job of keeping the Lightning in the game for as long as he did. With starter Ben Bishop sidelined until further notice, Lindback is likely to start again in Game 2 Friday.
Apr 16 - 11:09 PM

Anders Lindback played well down the stretch for the Lightning after making some adjustments to his game.

"Just way more patient," Lindback said. "I feel like I'm more consistent in everything I do out there. You just keep pushing. It's time to take it to another level." He has worked on not making the first move when shooters challenge him, which has given him a quieter and more steady style. He'll start Game 1 of Tampa Bay's first-round series against Montreal because Ben Bishop isn't ready to return yet from an elbow injury. "When you get an opportunity, you have to take advantage of it," Lindback said.
Apr 16 - 8:42 AM

With Ben Bishop doubtful to return from what Tampa Bay officials are calling an upper body injury, Anders Lindback likely will get the call in net Wednesday night for the first game of the Lightning's opening playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens.

Lindback earned the first star of the week in the NHL for the period ending April 13. He was thrust into action after Bishop's injury. He posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 GAA and .975 save percentage. Whatever doubts might have lingered when the Bolts were forced to turn to Lindback were washed away in the goalie’s three appearances down the stretch. "He’s playing with a lot of confidence,’’ defenseman Matt Carle said. "So, it’s no surprise to see how well he’s doing. And it’s just great for our team and we have a lot of confidence playing in front of him.’’ That’s a far cry from where Lindback was for most of the season. As Bishop posted franchise records with 37 wins, a 2.24 goals-against average and .924 save percentage, Lindback was relegated to backup duties, rarely seeing playing time.
Apr 15 - 11:31 AM

Anders Lindback earned the first star of the week for the period ending April 13.

He was thrust into action due to an injury to Ben Bishop and elevated his play in Tampa Bay's last three matches of the regular season. Lindback posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and one shutout to earn the weekly honor. He'll start the playoffs for the Lightning if Bishop isn't ready to go by then.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 14 - 2:31 PM

If a small sample size of games is any indication, Anders Lindback might just be heating up at exactly the right time for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

With Ben Bishop's injury situation murky, the Lightning might need Lindback to start for some time. With Sunday's shutout, he generated two goose eggs in his last three appearances (all wins). That's a significant departure from his mostly lousy 2013-14 season. He's suddenly a wild card in playoff pools, especially if Bishop's injury news is bad.
Apr 13 - 7:09 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Seguin
2Jason Spezza
3Cody Eakin
4Vernon Fiddler
5Travis Morin
LW1Jamie Benn
2Erik Cole
3Antoine Roussel
4Shawn Horcoff
RW1Valeri Nichushkin
2Ales Hemsky
3Ryan Garbutt
4Colton Sceviour
5Patrick Eaves
6Rich Peverley
D1Alex Goligoski
2Trevor Daley
3Sergei Gonchar
4Brenden Dillon
5Jordie Benn
6Kevin Connauton
G1Kari Lehtonen
2Anders Lindback