Jan 30, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Anders Lindback (39) makes a save in the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Assign Anders Lindback To AHL For Conditioning

Anders Lindback has not played a game for the Tampa Bay Lightning Since the 30th of January because of a lower-body injury. He is now starting his journey  to getting back into the Lightning lineup as he has been sent down to the Lightning’s AHL farm team in Syracuse.

Lindback has played 18 games with the Lightning this season, amassing a 5-11 record with a goals against average of 3.23 and a save percentage of .880.

Once thought to be the goalie of the future for the Lightning after being acquired from the Nashville Predators. However, that status didn’t last long as it ended as soon as the Lightning acquired Ben Bishop from the Ottawa Senators.

Bishop has since taken the reins in Tampa and doesn’t look to be giving them up anytime soon. Lindback has once again had to settle for a back-up role in Tampa Bay after being stuck behind Pekka Rinne in Nashville. Although on playoff team like the Lightning, it can’t be all that bad.

In 80 career games in the NHL, Lindback has a total of 31 wins, two of them being shutouts. He has a career GAA of 2.81 and a career SV% of .903

This is not Lindback’s first trip the AHL as he spent six games with the Milwaukee Adimirals while in the Nashville organization. This time however, he has a defined mission. Get back into playing shape as soon as possible so he can back to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Lindback gives the Lightning a big backup. I’m sure they can’t wait to have him back.

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