Former NHL forward Tobias Lindberg won’t be coming back to North America anytime soon, after signing a new contract with Sodertalje SK in the Swedish second tier. A fourth-round pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2013, Lindberg made it all the way to the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16, suiting up six times for the club and recording two points. The winger recorded 29 points in 38 games for Vasby IK last season, while leading the entire Allsvenskan in penalty minutes with 121.
Now 25, Lindberg’s NHL rights were relinquished when the Pittsburgh Penguins decided not to qualify him in 2019. If he ever decided to come back to North America, he would be an unrestricted free agent able to sign with whoever he likes.
- The Department of Player Safety decided that Jake DeBrusk’s cross-check on Scott Mayfield last night did not rise to the level of a suspension but have fined the Boston Bruins forward $5,000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for the incident. Engaged in a battle in front of the net, DeBrusk landed a forceful cross-check to the back of Mayfield’s head, which did not result in a penalty.
- The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have decided to sign Samuel Houde to an AHL contract for the upcoming season, now that his junior career is over. Selected 133rd overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 2018, Houde never signed and was an unrestricted free agent. Serving as captain of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens this season, the playmaking forward recorded 35 points in 38 total games.