The New Jersey Devils are bringing in some veteran netminding for training camp, as Anders Lindback will join the club on a professional tryout.
The move will put Lindback on his sixth team in six seasons. He spent the ’11-12 campaign with Nashville and was then acquired by Tampa Bay, where he spent the next two seasons.
After losing out on the Bolts’ starting gig to Ben Bishop — remember when that was a thing? — Lindback signed in Dallas but struggled mightily, and was flipped to Buffalo at the ’14-15 trade deadline.
The 28-year-old then caught on with Arizona last season, and appeared in 19 games before suffering a freak accident — Lindback hurt his Achilles while getting up from a pregame stretch in February, and damaged the tendon so badly that it required season-ending surgery.
A veteran of 130 career contests, Lindback has good size (6-foot-6) and has always managed to find work, despite not putting up very good numbers for the last few years.
It should be noted, however, that Lindback might be nothing more than a warm body for Devils camp.