Just a day after sending him down, the Pittsburgh Penguins are bringing goaltender Filip Lindberg back up to the active roster, per a team release. Lindgren will join the team in Detroit for tonight’s game against the Red Wings after spending the last 24 hours on the roster of AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
Lindberg comes up to replace Tristan Jarry momentarily, who’s day-to-day with a non-COVID illness. Lindberg has a .933 SV% in the preseason, stopping 14 of 15 shots in a September 25 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Originally a seventh-round pick of the Minnesota Wild in 2019, the 23-year-old Finnish netminder opted not to sign after his college career ended with UMass in 2020-21, instead signing as a free agent with the Penguins. He was limited to just seven games in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last season but had a 4-2-0 record and respectable .915 SV%. He had an excellent senior year at UMass prior to that, winning an NCAA championship and All-Tournament Team honors after posting a .949 save percentage in 15 games.
Lindberg sits fourth on the team’s goalie depth chart behind veteran Dustin Tokarski.