The Los Angeles Kings are nearing a contract with unrestricted free agent goaltender Anders Lindback according to a report from Sport-Expressen’s Henrik Sjoberg (link in Swedish). Lisa Dillman of the LA Times reports (Twitter link) that it’s a PTO deal and that he will start in the AHL.
With Jeff Zatkoff also out for a few more games, the team currently has a goaltending tandem of Peter Budaj and Jack Campbell and as a result, there has been plenty of recent speculation that the Kings were going to be on the market to add some depth between the pipes.
Lindback was most recently with New Jersey back in training camp but failed to land a contract with the team as the Devils opted to keep Keith Kinkaid as their second string goalie.
The 28 year old has bounced around in recent years in various backup roles and was in Arizona last season, posting a 5-7-1 record with a 3.11 GAA and .894 save percentage, both well below the league averages. The emergence of youngster Louis Domingue also played a role in the Coyotes not renewing his contract.
In his career, Lindback has played in 130 games with Nashville, Tampa Bay, Dallas, Buffalo, and Arizona. He has a lifetime 45-58-8 record with a 2.87 GAA, a .904 SV%, and three shutouts.