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Lightning sign Lindback to two-year, $3.6 million contract

TSN.ca Staff

7/6/2012 3:35:02 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning signed goaltender Anders Lindback to a two-year contract with $3.6 million on Friday.

Lindback played in 16 games this past season with the Predators, compiling a record of 5-8-0 to go along with a 2.42 goals against average and a .912 save percentage. The 24-year-old goaltender has appeared in 38 career NHL games, all with Nashville, registering a 16-13-2 record, with a 2.53 goals against average and a .914 save percentage.

One of the league's tallest goaltenders, Lindback made his NHL debut on October 9, 2010 against the Anaheim Ducks in a relief effort. He made seven consecutive starts from December 4-17 during the 2010-11 season, posting a 6-0-1 record with a 1.43 goals against average and a .949 save percentage.

The Gavle, Sweden native was originally selected by Nashville in the seventh round, 207th overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. Lindback earned a Bronze medal with Sweden at the 2010 World Championships, his first time representing his nation.