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Update: Lindback to make NHL return

05 Feb. 2016: Arizona Coyotes goalie (29) Anders Lindback catches the puck during a game against the Anaheim Ducks played at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. (Photo By John Cordes/Icon Sportswire)
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Per reports coming out of Sweden, goaltender Anders Lindback is set to make his return to play in the NHL after going unsigned over the summer as a free agent.

Lindback, 28, who had been invited to the New Jersey Devils training camp on a Professional Tryout (PTO), looks to be in talks with the Los Angeles Kings organization.

The Kings have been dealing with goaltending injuries since the start of the season. The list of injured Kings netminders has been growing faster than the organizations minor league affiliates can replace them on their own rosters. This has even lead to a father-son duo suiting up for an American Hockey League (AHL) game over the weekend.

With the Kings going through starting goaltenders it would make sense for the club to bring in an NHL experienced netminder to help ease the pressure off the developing prospects in the system.

Last season Lindback made 19 appearances with the Arizona Coyotes, ending the season with a 3.11 goals against average (GAA) and a .894 save percentage (SV%).

The Gavle, Sweden native stands 6’6” and is 216-pounds of net front presence. Originally selected by the Nashville Predators in the seventh round of the 2008 NHL draft, Lindback has become a bit of an NHL journeyman, having played for five separate NHL clubs since making his debut with Nashville in the 2010-11 season.

Update: Dean Lombardi has confirmed that Lindback will be joining the organization, though it looks like the plan is to have him playing with their AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign

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