In the early days of the Vegas Golden Knights, one of the things that made the team so competitive is the strong number of depth players they had moving in and out of the bottom of the lineup. One of those names was Oscar Lindberg, a regular in the first year who was eventually pushed out as the group got more top-heavy.
After being part of the package that went to the Ottawa Senators for Mark Stone, Lindberg took his talents overseas in 2019. That’s where he will remain, as he has signed a new two-year contract with SC Bern in the Swiss NL.
Now 30, Lindberg was a very capable bottom-six option for the Golden Knights and Senators, but also for the New York Rangers before that. In fact, he was the pick from New York over names like Jesper Fast and Antti Raanta, as he had just played two full seasons for the Rangers, scoring relatively well in a limited checking role.
When he went to Europe, Lindberg had some immediate success. His spent last season with Dynamo Moscow in the KHL, scoring 25 points in 24 games. There’s a good chance he at least could have sniffed another NHL deal had the desire been there but the versatile forward will now play in Switzerland for the next two seasons.
The team also announced that the contract for Cory Conacher has been terminated. The 32-year-old is now a free agent.