Vegas locks up former Ranger Lindberg: two years, $3.4M

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The Vegas Golden Knights announced the signing of Oscar Lindberg to a two-year, $3.4 million contract on Tuesday.

Lindberg, 25, was Vegas’ expansion-draft selection from the New York Rangers, who addressed his departure (and arguably the trade of Derek Stepan) with a move of their own in landing David Desharnais.

Lindberg was still, to some extent, proving himself with the Rangers, who amassed the sort of depth that forced him to battle for minutes. He saw his average TOI drop from 12:11 in 2015-16 to just 10:50 per contest last season.

Even then, he’s shown glimpses of being an interesting piece, and Lindberg should get a golden opportunity to show what he can do with the Golden Knights.

Cap Friendly places their forward spending at $40 million after this signing, although the likes of David Clarkson and Mikhail Grabovski inflate those numbers quite a bit.