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by Paul on 06/18/12 at 01:34 PM ET
from Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times,
“I haven’t been a starter in the NHL, so I can’t just anticipate I’m just going to come in and play,” said Lindback, acquired with center Kyle Wilson and a 2012 seventh-round pick for two ‘12 second-round picks, a ‘13 third-rounder and goalie Sebastien Caron. “I’ve got to work hard and prove myself. My goal is I want to win and play games and win the Cup. That’s why I play.”
Lindback played 38 games over two seasons in Nashville with a 2.53 goals against average and a 16-13-2 record. He’ll battle with returning Tampa Bay goalie Mathieu Garon, who was one of the first to send Lindback a text welcoming him to the club.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, Lindback’s former teammate on Sweden’s world junior team, believes his buddy has the talent and “killer instinct” to be a No. 1 goalie.
“He’s a great goaltender,” Hedman said. “He’s a big guy with ability, he’s a modern goalie. He’s very fast, he’s flexible, and his mobility is unbelievable. He’s ready to come into Tampa, and get the opportunity. It’s going to be a challenge for him, but he’s ready for it.”
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